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^ The Presbyterian News 

of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 

New Hope 
Presbjrtery News 
see page 8 

February 1990 

Vol. LVI, Number 1 

Richmond, Va. 

Massanetta hearing date nears; 
director resigns to take new post 

The December resignation of 
Massanetta Springs Executive 
Director Robert W. "Skip" 
Stansell has raised hopes that 
the standoff between the con- 
ference center's board of direc- 
tors and the S5mod of the Mid- 
Atlantic can be resolved. 

"This brings new hope that 
we can resolve the issues," Ed- 
ward A. McLeod, chair of the 
synod's task force on Massan- 
etta, told the Presbyterian Out- 
look . "The synod and the board 
have affirmed their desire to 
see the ministry of Massanetta 
succeed. The method has been 
the point of disagreement." 

The Permanent Judicial 
Commission of the Presbyte- 
rian Church, (U.S.A.) is sched- 
uled to hear during the week of 
Feb. 2 a complaint by two Mas- 
sanetta board members against 
the synod. 

No hearing date has been 
set for a suit filed by the board 
in Rockingham County Circuit 
Court. That civil action seeks a 
declaration as to which party — 
the board or synod — ultimately 
has authority to decide dispo- 
sition of the conference center 

Stansell one of the key play- 
ers in the ongoing drama, is 
leaving Massanetta to become 
executive director of the Vera 
Lloyd Presbyterian Home and 

Family Services in Little Rock, 
Ark., an agency sponsored by 
the Synod of the Sun. He will 
join that agency in mid Febru- 
ary. He told the Outlook that 
he hopes the Massanetta dis- 
pute may be settled before then. 

"It would have been better 
for Massanetta, the synod and 
the church if we could have 
worked toward a solution," he 
said in the same interview. "I 
haven't seen one digit of data 
which conflicts with the deci- 
sion we made." 

That October 1988 decision 
to close and sell the conference 
center sparked the controversy 
between the board and synod 
officials. The board says its 
charter from the Common- 
wealth of Virginia and its cove- 
nant with the synod give it the 
authority to take such action. 
Sj'nod officials say the board 
exceeded its authority. 

Last May the two sides 
appeared close to resolving the 
dispute when another disclo- 
sure split them even further. 
Stansell and Marketing Direc- 
tor LaRaine Raymond received 
new employment contracts 
from th e board just prior to the 
tentative settlement. 

In reaction, the synod re- 
quested the immediate resig- 
nation of the Massanetta board. 
One trustee resigned at that 

Men's Council to help 
homeless disaster victims 

The homeless victims of Hurri- 
cane Hugo and the San Fran- 
cisco earthquake will benefit 
from a 1989-90 rehef effort 
sponsored by the Men's Coun- 
cil of the Synod of the Mid- 

"A Nickel-a-Night Helps the 
Homeless Sleep Tight" is the 
slogan for the campaign the 
Men's Council unanimously 
adopted. It asks that Presb3rte- 
rian men in the synod give a 
"nickel-a-night"— $18.25 for 
the year — in support of those 
made homeless by the two dis- 
asters. Donations and checks 
should be made out to the local 
church and designated "Disas- 
ter Relief." 

In other business, the Men's 
Council said Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary President T. 
Hartley Hall IV and Dr. Wil- 
liam V. Arnold, a member of 
the seminary faculty, will be 
leaders for the 1990 Presbyte- 

rian Men's Conference to be 
held July 13-15 at Eagle Eyrie 
Assembly in Lynchburg, Va. 
The conference theme will be 
"Reaffirming Our Heritage — 
Presbjrterian Men Returning 
to Their Roots." More confer- 
ence information is being 
mailed in January and will be 
given in future issues of The 
Presbyterian News . 

The Men's Council re-as- 
serted its desire to establish 
and organize men's groups in 
churches throughout the synod, 
to this effect, the Presbytery- 
elected representatives to the 
Synod Men's Council are avail- 
able to assist in organizing 
groups in local churches. Con- 
tact your presbytery office for 
the name of your representa- 

Floyd M. Gilbert of Virginia 
Beach, Va. is president of the 
Men's Council. The next meet- 
ing will be April 28. 

The Presbyterian News 
P.O. Box 27026 
Richmond, VA 23261 
(USPS 604-120) 

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time and another has resigned 
in the interim. 

Board members countered 
with the suits in church and 
civil courts. 

Stansell will receive $10,000 
upon his departure from Mas- 
sanetta, according to the terms 
of his contract with the board. 
He told the Outlook that this is 
the same amount awarded to 
his predecessor when that 
person left the office. 

Raymond, who has since left 
Massanetta to join the staff of 
Mary Baldwin College in 
Staunton, Va., received 
$10,024 (one-half year's sal- 
ary) plus one-half year's annu- 
ity payments over the six 
months following her depar- 

Massanetta board vice ! 
president H. Carson Rhyne Jr. ' 
of Stafford, Va. said the pro- 
cess of replacing Stansell and 
Raymond would probably come 
after the church and civil cases 
are settled. 

A temporary office worker 
continues at the conference 
center, along with a grounds 
worker and nighttime and 
weekend coverage by a secu- 
rity agency. 

No conferences are sched- ' 
uled at Massanetta. The board 
will sponsor an evangelism 
conference at Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary and a recreation 
workshop at the 4-H Center in 
Front Royal, Va. 

Rhyne told the Outlook that 
Massanetta is losing $20,000 
per month for base operating 
and legal expenses while the 
controversy continues. 

Six inches of snow blanketed the ground when the Synod 
of the Mid-Atlantic moved into its new office just before 
Christmas. The handsome Victorian house is adjacent to 
the Union Theological Seminary campus in Richmond. 

Synod School July 8-13 
at Randolph-Macon 

Synod School, an opportunity 
for individuals and families to 
worship, play, and experience 
a Christian community for a 
week of learning, sharing, and 
growing, is schedule for July 8- 
13 at Randolph Macon 
Women's College in Lynchburg, 

The theme for 1990 is "Nine 
Actions for the '90s. ..God's 
Family Togethpr." The actions 

• learning from the Word 

• praising in communal wor- 

• affirming each other's dig- 

• sharing ideas, talents and 

• living in Christian commu- 

• connecting across the synod 
in new and lasting friendships 

Mother's Day 
to assist care 

A synod-wide offering on 
Mother's Day, May 1 3, will help 
benefit the synod-sponsored 
residential and health care 

Synod Executive Carroll 
Jenkins has mailed a letter to 
all pastors and clerks of ses- 
sion endorsing the Mother's 
Day offering as a method of 
providing financial assistance 
to the agencies, facilities and 
their residents, who may need 
help with monthly fees. 

The offering will also fi- 
nance, in part, the network of 
resource development enablers 
coordinated by the Mid-Atlan- 
tic Association of Ministries 
with Older Adults (MAAMOA). 
These workers assist local 
community and congregational 

Each church session must 
approve the offering for its 

The synod-sponsored facili- 
ties — ^The Presbyterian Homes, 
Inc. of North Carolina, Sun- 
nyside Presbyterian Retire- 
ment Community, and West- 
minster Presbyterian Homes, 
Inc. — are working coopera- 
tively with MAAMOA to plan 


and implement the offering. 

"The cooperation demon- 
strated by the care institutions 
to develop resources through 
the association for their indi- 
vidual and cooperative mis- 
sions is a wonderful example of 
reunion at its best," said Rev. 
Jenkins in his letter. 

• playing in a safe environ- 

• envisioning what God calls 
us to be, and 

• building a stronger church 
because we care. 

The Synod School provides 
a unique generational, theo- 
logical, racial and social mix of 
Presbjrterians from Delaware 
to North Carolina. 

A]} ages may participate in 
Synod School. There are morn- 
ing classes for children, youth 
and adults. Nurseries are pro- 
vided for infants. During after- 
noons there will be time for 
walking, swimming, field trips, 
naps, making new friends, and 
mini courses. 

After-dinner community 
recreation includes events like 
a fun run, carnival, or big circle 

Synod School 1990 will in- 
clude adult classes on music, 
Bible study, worship, actions 
of the General Assembly, 
church communication, mid- 
life transitioning, the church's 
j response to AIDS, journaling, 
j and nurturing children. 
I A detailed description and 
registration form will be pub- 
lished in the March issue of 
The Presbyterian News. Costs 
will be lower than for the 1988 
Synod School and scholarship 
aid will be available. 

PSCE receives Lilly grant 

RICHMOND, Va.— A $29,700 
grant from the Lilly Endow- 
ment, Inc., which will allow 
the Presb5rterian School of 
Christian Education to 
strengthen its governing board 
over the next two years. 

PSCE will use the grant for 
continued theological and 

personal growth amongst its 
trustees and to build its pro- 
gram of trusteeship. 

Forty North American 
seminaries received grants 
from $791,000 program by 
the Indianapolis-based Lilly 
Endowment, a charitable foun- 

Changes, move affect The Presbyterian News 

Due to the changeover in 
staff, the move into the new 
synod office, and the ongoing 
installation of new desktop 
publishing equipment, this 
issue of The Presbyterian 
News is eight pages instead 
of 12. We will return with 
more S3Tiod news in March. 
Also, due to the same rea- 

sons there was no January 
issue of the newspaper. 

Address changes submit- 
ted during the last several 
months have not been proc- 
essed. We hope you will 
understand that duri^^tj this 
exciting yet tun i lous 
time some things s : -. y/ih::^ 
to take longer to accomplish . 

Page 2, The P*resbyterian News, February 1990 

Walls come tumbling down in many ways 


Another November, another 
election in Virginia, another 
trip to London. As usual, we 
had voted absentee allowing 
us to ignore last-minute media 
blitzes and get on with last- 
minute packing and chores. 
And as usual, I made an early 
trip downstairs for the Times 
to find out the results of the 
statewide election. 

But all news was taking a 
back seat to that amazing news 
story coming from Berlin. We 
had arrived t the usual stories 
about Mrs. Thatcher's difficul- 
ties with Parliament and her 
own party, to long stories about 
the effect of the European 
Economic Community in 1992 
on the British economy, and 
soccer and rugby scores from 
around the world. 

Within two days we were 
going to sleep with the images 
of men, women and children 

assaulting the wall with ham- 
mers no larger than the one 
my 98-pound mother used for 
Swiss steak. 

The energy and passion were 
so great that 
we fully ex- 
pected by 
morning to 
hear that 
only dust 
and rock 
^ |spread 
J e V e n 1 y 
through the 
two parts of the city. The scat- 
tering took longer — heard that 
the most popular gift from 
Bloomingdale's this Christmas 
was a piece of the wall, gift 
wrapped with certificates of au- 

It was late that week before 
we finally found, buried within 
a long article about the United 
States, the results of the elec- 
tion for governor in Virginia. 

And only after we returned did 
we read the results for other 
offices. Senate, House of Dele- 
gates and any local elections 
of interest. 

It was the same year that 
our family moved to Virginia 
that the winning candidate 
entered the Virginia Senate via 
a special election. Two of our 
sons were in college, but we 
would be bringing with us two 
teenagers and a Filipino ex- 
change student — provided we 
could get permission from the 
sponsoring agency, Youth for 

He wanted to come with us, 
we wanted him to come with 
us, his parents agreed to the 
move, and eventually so did 
YFU. The day my husband 
was coming to look into hous- 
ing, schools and other things, I 
awoke with a cold chill down 
my back. 

Five years in Michigan had 
made be forget about separate- 

but-not-equal schools, segre- 
gated recreation, restricted 
housing. And Virginia. Mas- 
sive resistance. Would the 
school even take Noel as a 
student? And even if they did, 
what sort of reception would 
the cheerful, outgoing 1 5-year- 
old find? 

Providence or blind luck had 
led us to chose an area where 
the schools welcomed Noel and 
so he was able to take part in 
an ultimate American experi- 
ence — the mobile family, tem- 
porary apartment living, new 
friends, new geography. 

Add to the list "new" reli- 
gion — a month after we arrived 
I had the job of explaining to a 
boy educated in a Jesuit school 
what happened to St. Christo- 
pher and Santa Prisca and 
other so-called saints removed 
(is that the correct term?) by 
the action of the Vatican II 

Walls come down different 

ways and in different times. 
Frustration, joy, sense of jus- 
tice, political processes. Barri- 
ers that seemed insurmount- 
able give way overnight, oth- 
ers slowly and quietly. Acade- 
mies and Christian schools 
from the 50's and 60's have 
closed their doors, just as the 
Freedmen schools closed with 
circumstances changed. 

Eastern Europe now has to 
deal with the changes in every- 
day life brought about by the 
freedom sjrmbolized by the 
demise of the Berlin wall. It 
will be painful, frustrating 
more than joyful. Living free 
has a price. 

A minor note on the elec- 
tion — for the first time in 43 
years, Bob and I did not cancel 
each other's vote for any office. 
The millennium approaches. 

Anne Treichler of Wil- 
liamsburg, Va. is moderator of 
the Presbyterian Women in the 
Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. 

Life is for living 'in the meantime' 

We sat there in the hospital 
waiting room for what seemed 
an eternity. Family members 
kept their vigil, as their loved 
one went through surgery. It 
seemed an eternity before the 
surgeon appeared with those 
blessed words, "He did fine." 
Life is lived in the meantime. 

During the days before 
Christmas, we waited for the 
day to arrive, and now we face 
the long, cold days of winter, 
and wait for spring. It seems as 
if we are always waiting for 
something or someone in this 
life. We spend hours in the 
doctor's office, waiting for our 
turn. We wait for the mailman 
to come, or stocks to go up or 
down, or our family to visit us, 
or our long awaited retirement. 
Clergy wait impatiently for a 
"call" to a new parish, and con- 
gregations spend time with in- 

terim ministers, waitingfor the 
new pastor. 

In a Singles Group I was 
leading, one recent divorcee 
wrote these words: 

"I feel like climbing the walls. 
Suddenly, being alone I realize 
how meaningless much of my 
past has been. It is a period of 
my life when the past has been 
closed and the future uncer- 
tain. Like the early Christians 
I feel trapped between the 
times. The old is gone, but 
nothing has come to take its 

Life is lived in the mean- 
time. Those ancient Hebrews 
knew the feeling. They were 
900 miles from home, captives 
in a strange land, with unend- 
ing nostalgia for their homes 
and their temple. Jeremiah 
wrote a letter to those exiles, 
and offered them strange coun- 
sel for life in the meantime. 

He held out no hope for a 
quick return to Jerusalem, but 
rather counseled them to "Build 
houses, settle down, plant 
gardens," and "seek the peace 
and prosperity of the city to 
which I have carried you into 
exile" (Jeremiah 29:6,7). In 
other words, your waiting is 
not over; the long hopes for 
return to your homes will not 
take place any time soon. In 
the meantime, Jeremiah coun- 
seled "Brighten the corner 
where you are." 

Jeremiah encouraged the 
Hebrews to do the next thing. 
Nothing profound, but wise 
counsel. As Carlyle Marney 
once said, "There is healing in 
the performance of the routine." 
Instead of sitting around and 
moping about how bad things 
are in Babylon (or anywhere 
else), be faithful to the tasks of 
the day. More than a few times 

in my life when trouble or 
adversity has come, it is the 
next thing that heals. 

The Hebrews were also to 
put down roots in this strange 
land. They were even told to 
w6rk for the welfare of this 
foreign city. Again, wise coun- 
sel for life in the meantime. 
Instead of wishing and wailing 
to be somewhere else, make 
the best of things where you 
are. Wise counsel for ministers 
who waste precious hours 
whining about not getting a 
call elsewhere, instead of rein- 
venting new chapters of minis- 
try where they are. Good coun- 
sel for church members who 
often hop from one church to 
another, searching for that 
"perfect situation" which they 
never seem to find. Perhaps 
even a hint of truth for churches 
who believe that there is more 
authentic Christianity in other 

denominations than the Pres- 
byterian Church, (U.S.A.). 
Much better to work within for 
reform and renewal! 

I heard a good story last 
week. At a medical clinic in 
Florida, so many retirees sat in 
the waiting room before seeing 
the doctor that they were given 
a number to indicate when they 
could be seen. The receptionist 
tried for that one day and then 
told the doctor "We have to 
stop giving those older people 
numbers. I have really felt 
embarrassed telling those 
people. Tour number is up'." 

Living in the meantime is 
part of life. We will have to 
wait. But, as we wait, our 
"number is up" to redeem the 
times where we are. 

The Rev. Richard Morgan is 
pastor of Fairview Church in 
Lenoir, N. C. 


Published monthly 
by the Synod of the 


Church, (U.S.A.) 

John Sniffen, Editor 

Carroll Jenkins, 
Synod Executive 

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Vol. LVI February 1990 

December 1989 circulation 
] 66,380 

Our Readers Respond 

Jubilee House story 
not inspirational 

There is a story on Page 2 of the 
[December] issue that arrived 
in my home today that has me 
confused. Is the Jubilee House 
community in Statesville, N.C. 
a Presbyterian operation? Are 
the three children of Michael 
Woodward the only children in 
Jubilee House community? 
With Woodward, Mrs. 
Woodward, and Ms. Murdock 
living there, it appears from 
the story that there are only 
six adults in the community 
who are not members of 
Woodward's family. Also, the 
story indicates that "the mem- 
bers of the community had 
already decided to leave 
Statesville and open a retreat 
center on land they bought in 
Wilkes County, N.C. in 1990." 
I presume this statement was 
meant to indicate that 
Woodward and his group have 
previously bought property and 
will open the retreat on that 
land in 1990. How did this 
group of Presbyterian 
Mormons raise the funds to 
purchase this property? Where 
do the funds come from that 
provide their food and present 

shelter? The Presbytery? 

Personally, I think this 
whole sordid affair should have 
been left out of The Presbyte- 
rian News . It didn't provide an 
ounce of inspiration for me. If 
it inspired anyone, it wasn't 
the type of inspiration they 

Jesse H. Gearhart Jr. 

Norfolk, Va. 

At least one other person called 
to say that the story was "tacky. " 

Get the Name Right, Please 

Granted, I am late in writing, 
but PLEASE use the correct 
name for the professional asso- 
ciation for educators! It is the 
Association of Presbyterian 
Church Educators. 

The name was massacred in 
the December edition on page 
2 in the article honoring Mary 
Jean McFadyen. 

Other than that, keep up 
the good work! The News is a 
good publication. 

Mindy Kerry, D.C.E. 
Washington, N.C. 

Small Church in Need 

After Hugo hit, my husband 
and I rode down the coast to 

see some of the damage, not to 
enjoy seeing it, but to look in 

There is a Presbyterian 
Church at McClellansville, S.C. 
The name is New Wappetaw. 
We saw that everjdhing in this 
little town was under 6 or 8 feet 
of water and everything 
moveable was placed outside 
the buildings trying to dry it 

We came back and sent this 
church [a donation] and re- 
ceived a letter of appreciation 
from the minister, George 
Fletcher. This church has about 
125 members. 

It seems to me that some 
churches or presbyteries might 
like to help this church. I do not 
think it is too late for this 
church to need help. I wish 
someone would look into it. 

Mrs. Howard Saunders 
Albemarle, N.C. 

The Presbvterian News 
welcomes letters from 
readers, but reserves the 
right to edit all materials. 

Why Membership 
is Declining 

On page 8 of your December 
1990 issue you announce that 
the Task Force on Church 
Membership Growth recently 
began a "study of reasons. ..for 
the decline in membership in 
the Presbyterian Church 

Speaking as an Elder who 
has served on the sessions of 
three Presbyterian congrega- 
tions, I have some ideas on the 
subject, and will call to your 
attention another article, on 
page 4 of the same issue, "So- 
cial Justice Unit supports strik- 
ing Pittston coal miners," which 
in my view illustrates why 
many of us are disillusioned 
with the church. 

What business is it of the 
church to "raise questions 
about Pittston's policy in the 
strike and seek change of the 
corporate policy?" Now it 
wouldn't surprise me to hear 
that some agency of the church 
will be sending the church's 
money to pay the fines of the 
union which broke the law and 
was properly fined for doing so! 

James O. Harmon 
Silver Spring, Md. 


The Presbyterian News, February i990, Page 3 


Union Theological Seminary in Virginia 

'''V VIRClNV'" 

Vol. 4, No. 1 

February 1990 

Marty Torkington, Editor 

Swiss theologian to speak 
at Sprunt Lecture Series 

Participants at Union Semi- 
nary's 1990 Sprunt Lectures 
on February 5-7 will hear noted 
Swiss theologian Ulrich Luz 
deliver a series of five lectures 
on Matthew. The series, titled 
"Matthew's Gospel As It Un- 
folds in History," will begin 
with the first lecture on Mon- 
day at 8 p.m. and conclude with 
a luncheon on Wednesday. 

For the past eighteen years. 
Dr. Luz has been professor of 
New Testament at both the 
University of Gottingen and 
University of Bern and is cur- 
rently president of the Theo- 
logical Commission of the Swiss 
Evangelical Alliance of 
Churches. The first volume of 
his commentary on Matthew is 
to be published soon in Ger- 
man, English, Japanese, and 

The preacher for the three- 
day lecture series is the Rever- 
end Herbert Meza, pastor of 
Fort Caroline Presbyterian 
Church in Jacksonville, Flor- 
ida, and vice-moderator of the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). 
Dr. Meza, noted for his involve- 
ment in mission work and 
peacemaking, will preach at 
worship services on Tuesday 
and Wednesday and will ad- 
dress those attending the 
alumni/ae luncheon on Tues- 
day, February 6. 

For the past eighty years. 
Union Seminary has contin- 
ued the tradition of the Sprunt 
Lecture Series begun in 1911 
when Dr. James Sprunt, a 
ruling elder of First Presbyte- 
rian Church, Wilmington, 
North Carolina, created a foun- 
dation to bring to the campus 

of Union Theological Seminary 
the "ablest men in Christen- 
dom" to lecture on subjects of 
interest to the Christian com- 
munity. Since that time, the 
Sprunt Lecture Series has 
summoned outstanding men 
and women of faith to enrich 
and challenge the Christian 
community on a variety of 
pertinent subjects. 

The lecture series is open to 
all interested persons. Please 
note that the schedule has been 
abbreviated this year to allow 
ministers to return earlier to 
attend to parish needs. 

All participants are asked 
to register for meals by using 
the registration form on the 
Sprunt brochure or by calling 
the Office of Alumni/ae and 
Constituency Relations, (804) 

[Editor's Note: The members of Union Seminary's faculty are among its 
greatest assets. Many of you have read their books, heard them preach, or met 
them in person. Others may know little about them or their fields of expertise. 
In upcoming issues, we will feature individual faculty members and the 
unique ways they contribute to the work of the church. MT] 


Cyrus McCormick Professor of Hebrew 
and Old Testament Interpretation 

For more than thirty years 
UTS professor James Mays 
has devoted the greater part of 
his life to making modern bib- 
lical scholarship accessible to 
both pastors and lay people. 

"Good scholars ought to be 
able to communicate the sig- 
nificance of their work to the 
general public," says Professor 
Mays. "A lot of people like to be 
recognized as scholars, but 
unless their work means some- 
thing to a much larger group of 
people, it lacks justification." 

That philosophy has drawn 
Professor Mays into a lifelong 
vocation of teaching and edit- 
ing publications for the church. 

The scholarly project most 
exciting to him recently has 
been Harper's Bible Com- 
mentary, which he compiled 
and edited as a joint project of 
the Society of Biblical Litera- 
ture (SBL) and Harper & Row 

Five years ago, while Pro- 
fessor Mays served as presi- 
dent of the 5,000 member SBL, 
the society began to realize its 
responsibility to the general 
public as well as to its own 
members, and made an ar- 
rangement with Harper & Row 
Publishers to publish some 
works written for the public 
and edited by the society. 

Professor James L. Mays 

Born of this joint effort are 
two of the most authoritative 
Bible references available in 
the English language — 
Harper's Bible Dictionary, 
edited by UTS professor Paul 
Achtemeier (who currently 
serves as SBL president), and 
Harper's Bible Commen- 
tary, edited by Professor Mays. 

"Harper's Bible Commen- 
tary was one of the most ad- 
ministratively demanding 
projects I've ever undertaken," 
says Professor Mays. I worked 
with eighty-eight writers and 
five associate editors. It became 
a complete preoccupation for 
me for three years, weekends, 
summers — all the spare time I 

The SBL is using profits 
from the sale of the books to 
fund other projects, such as a 
new Hebrew dictionary. "The 
Oxford Hebrew Dictionary 
is good but it was published in 
1900 and is sadly out of date," 
Professor Mays explains. 
"Printers who can typeset the 
Hebrew alphabet are scarce 
and it's expensive for publish- 
ers to print a book that is used 
by a relatively small group of 
people, so the society is pleased 
to underwrite such an en- 

While on sabbatical leave 
from Union Seminary during 
the 1989-90 academic year. 
Professor Mays prepared a 
commentary on the Psalms to 
be published in the Interpreta- 
tion Commentary Series. 

Professor Mays, who is edi- 
tor-in-chief, describes the se- 
ries. "It is accessible, readable, 
and interesting. It is free of 
technical language that pre- 

Alfred C. McCall, Jr. (right), a Ph.D. candidate in Church 
History, prepares to sign his name to a new page in the 
Graduate Register, as Dean Bill Arnold watches. Fred 
continues the tradition of all graduate students who 
register in this way at the onset of each academic year. 

Men and women of all ages and from many countries 
raise a single voice in praise during convocation in 
Watts Chapel. 

sumes professional training in 
Scripture study, but it is not 
what I'd call 'pop' Bible study." 

Though editing is often an 
anonymous labor of love, it can 
be rewarding when it takes on 
far-reaching dimensions, as 
Professor Mays has discovered 
through his efforts with both 
Interpretation and Harper's 
Bible Commentary. 

In addition to providing ave- 
nues to new friendships, the 
commentary also gave Profes- 
sor Mays the opportunity to 
review intensely, at sixty-eight 
years of age, the entire gamut 
of biblical literature. 

"The experience was so in- 
teresting and stimulating, it 
makes me wish I could begin 
my career all over again," the 
senior member of the UTS 
biblical faculty exclaims. 

Professor Mays finds time 
in his life for other important 
interests. When not teaching, 
writing, or editing, Professor 
Mays can be found birdwatch- 
ing with his wife Mary Will, 
fishing with his friends in the 
Providence Forge or the Old 
Testament Fishing Societies, 
or pedaling aroi '>.;' * ' i ' 
borhood on his : 

Page 4, 1 lie Presbyterian News, February 1990 

NC churchmen question Central American 
policy, Bakker sentence 

RALEIGH, N.C.— A North 
Carolina ecumenical board has 
expressed concern about con- 
tinued United States' funding 
of the war in El Salvador 

Meeting Dec. 13, the board 
adopted a statement that ab- 
horred the recent murders of 
six Jesuit priests, their cook 
and her 15-j'ear-old daughter; 
called on the White House and 
State Department to start an 
inquiry into the murders. 

Also, the board called on 
North Carolina representa- 
tives in Congress to start a 
congressional inquiry into "the 
recent targeting of church and 
humanitarian groups by Sal- 
vadoran security forces and 
death squads," and to cut off 
assistance to El Salvador until 
such an inquiry is finished. 

It called on the United 

States and other governments 
to stop military aid to El Sal- 
vador and to promote negotia- 
tions between the Salvadoran 
government and leftist rebels. 

Further^ it called for a new 
foreign policy to Central Amer- 
ica based on observance of 
human rights "rather than on 
appearances, or promises of 

In another resolution, he 
NCCC board also called the 
prison sentence of television 
evangelist Jim Bakker "exces- 
sive in light of the new federal 
guidelines for similar crimes." 

The NCCC board said that 
while the Bakker's prosecution 
was appropriate and his sen- 
tencing was legal, the length of 
his prison sentence was "out of 
line with the sentencing for 
comparable crimes in corpo- 

rate America, especially the 
fraudulent schemes of Wall 
Street, the federal government, 
the defense industry, and the 
savings and loan industry." 

Instead of the long impris- 
onment, however, the board 
said the court should assign 
Bakker to community service, 
"such as an inner-city mission 
to the homeless." 

Involvement with the poor 
could have "both sjmibolic and 
redemptive significance," the 
board said. 

The same resolution ex- 
pressed satisfaction that 
Bakker's "exploitive ministry" 
has ended and that the public 
is more aware of "the possibili- 
ties of corruption in Christian 

Women's conferences June 15-17, 18-21 

The 1990 Synod Women's En- 
richment Conferences will be 
held June 15-17 and June 18- 
21 at the University of 

Keynote speakers for the 
conferences will be former 
PCUSA moderator Dr. Isabel 
Rogers and the 1990-91 Bible 
study author, Dr. Clarice 
Martin, assistant professor of 
the New Testament at Prince- 

ton Theological Seminary. 

Entitled "Tongues of Fire: 
Power for the Church Today," 
the conferences will empha- 
size the Bible study for the 
coming year, which covers the 
Acts of the Apostles. The study 
book by Dr. Martin will be 
available at the conferences. 

Co-directors Margaret 
McDonald of Woodstock, Va. 
and Minnie Lou Creech of 

Tarboro, N.C. met in January 
with the synod's implement- 
ing team to plan the event. 

Brochures and registration 
forms should be mailed to mod- 
erators of Presbyterian women 
in local churches by April 1. 
More information will also be 
in future issues of The Presby- 

PSCE Laity School studies parenting 

RICHMOND— The 1 990 Laity 
School at Presbyterian School 
of Christian Education will 
focus on the challenges of par- 
enting in the next decade. 

The series of Tuesday-night 
classes starting Jan. 30 and 
ending Feb. 20, will examine 
the challenges and responsi- 
bilities of parenthood, modern 
and traditional parent-child 
interaction, and the role of 
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Playing Together, led by 
Mary Ann Fowlkes, Ph.D., 
professor of childhood educa- 

A Reformed Perspective 
on the Family, led by Lee 
Barrett, Ph.D., associate pro- 
fessor of theology; 

Parents and Children 
Talking and Listening to 
One Another, led by Peggy 
Rada, M.A., a member of the 
faculty. The Collegiate Schools; 

The Family in the Bible 
and the Bible in the Fam- 

ily, led by Lamar Williamson 
Jr., Ph.D., professor of Biblical 
studies; and 

Aging Parents, New Re- 
lationships, led by Henry C. 
Simmons, Ph.D., professor or 
religion and aging. 

Also, Dr. Larry Richards, 
author of A Theology of Chris- 
tian Education, will lead a class 
on Successful Teaching 
from an Evangelical Per- 
spective on Feb. 16-17. 

For registration informa- 
tion, call the Continuing Edu- 
cation Center of the Presbyte- 
rian School of Christian Edu- 
cation at (804) 254-8046. 

Prepare for peacemaking 
in the 1990's by attending 


with Dame Nita Barrow. 

Dame Nita Barrow is the Ambassador 
to the United Nations from Barbados. 
Other speakers include: Allan Boesak, 
Walter Brueggemann, and Elias 

June 24-28, 1990 
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Washington, D.C. 
Sponsored by the Presbyterian 
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Write to the Presbyterian 
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for registration information. 

News in Brief 

The Rev. William Long, pastor of Third Presbyterian Church 
of Richmond, Va. was one of 12 Presbyterians who went to the 
Cameroon just before Christmas for the 1 25th anniversary of the 
church there. Rev. Long gave the sermon during a worship 
service that was a part of the anniversary. 

Joan Martin Brown of Washington, D. C, will be one of the 
Presbyterian delegates to the World Convocation on Justice, 
Peace and the Integrity of Creation to be held March 5-13 in 
Seoul, Korea. The week-long convocation will draw 550 official 
representatives of the World Council of Churches member 
churches and other faith communities and organizations. 

Lynn Tumage of the Presbyterian School of Christian Educa- 
tion faculty is also serving the Education and Congregational 
Nurture Ministry Unit of the PCUSA. She will assist the unit 
with youth and singles ministry programs on a part-time basis. 

Suzanne Lee Corley of Bristol, Va. has been named one of 32 
American Rhodes Scholars. She attends Presbyterian College in 
Clinton, S. C. on a National Presbyterian College Scholarship. 

Three faculty members from Johnson C. Smith University 
participated in a group discussion of racial ethnic theological 
perspectives in the predominantly white Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.) theological institutions. They are Melva W. Costen, 
the Rev. Gayraud S. Wilmore, and the Rev. Darius L. 

The first issue of an AIDS newsletter produced by three Presby- 
terian agencies last fall, includes a letter from the Rev. Venetta 
Baker, who serves The Covenant Center in Morganton, N. C, 
and a sermon on AIDS preached by the Rev. Harry Holfelder 
at the First and Franklin Street Presbyterian Church in Balti- 
more", Md. 

The Rev. Katie Geneva Cannon, daughter or Mr. and Mrs. 
Esau Cannon of Kannapolis, N. C, attended the inaugural 
meeting of African Women Theologians at Trinity College in 
Accra, Ghana. 

Rev. Cannon, the first African- American clergywoman in the 
former United Presbyterian Church, was ordained by the former 
Catawba Presbytery in April 1974. 

Kim Warner has been appointed as vice president of external 
affairs and development at the Presbyterian School of Christian 

Warner comes to PSCE from San Francisco Theological 
Seminary, where he was director of seminary relations. He 
started working with PSCE in January. 

Warner is a doctoral student at Fuller Theological Seminary. 
He holds a master's degree from SETS and a bachelor's degree 
from San Jose State University. He has received specialized 
training in fundraising and planned giving through the Council 
for Advancement and Support of Education and the Association 
of Theological Schools. 

John F. Payne, former executive director for development at 
the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, 
Va., has been appointed vice president for university advance- 
ment and planning at the University of Dubuque in Iowa. 

Payne, who was at PSCE for seven years, holds a doctorate 
degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Soon Moak, who served on several General Assembly racial 
ethnic women's concerns committees since 1981, died of cancer 
Dec. 5 . Services were held Dec. 7 at Richmond (Va.) Korean 
Presbyterian Church. 

She was a co-organizer in 1982 of the Korean American 
Presbyterian Women and recently served as its president. She 
also was a member of the Committee of Women of Color and had 
served on the the Task Force on Racial Ethnic Concerns and the 
former Committee on Racial Ethnic Women. 

The first wedding in the Presbyterian Center in Louisville was 
for Presbyterian Survey Assistant Editor Eva Stimson and 
News Services Associate Jerry Van Marter on Nov. 25, 1989. 
Parents of the bride are the Rev. and Mrs. Jamie Stimson of 
Statesville, N.C. 

The Montreat Conference Center staff and conferees attend- 
ing the Older Adult Conference donated more than $3,000 to 
help the victims of Hurricane Hugo. 

Conference participants collected $2,710, which was sent 
directly to New Harmony Presb3rtery in Florence, S. C. Mon- 
treat's staff donated $500 to Hugo relief efforts through the 
nearby Black Mountain Fire Department. 

Two more youths have been recognized by the synod's Catechism 
Fund. Eleven-year-old Hugh Mcllwain of Red Springs (N.C.) 
Presbyterian Church and 1 0-year-old Richard Chaffin of Back 
Creek (N.C.) Presbj^erian Church memorized and recited the 
Catechism for Young Children. 

The Catechism Fund, established by the late W. H. Belk, 
provides a cash gift and certificate to boys and girls 15 and 
younger who recite either the Catechism for Young Children or 
the Shorter Catechism. 

The Presbyterian News, February i^iKt, r'age 5 

Three St. Andrew's books nominated for Pulitzers 

Three books published by St. 
Andrew's Press of Laurinburg, 
N.C., — including one by a 
Davidson College professor — 
have been nominated for 1989 
Pulitzer Prizes in poetry. 

The St. Andrew's Press 
books nominated for the cov- 
eted prize, which will be an- 
nounced in the spring, are The 
Girl in the Yellow Raincoat . 
Around the Clock , and Mon- 
tefeltro the Hawk Nose . 

Anthony S. Abbott, chair- 
man of the Davidson College 
English Department, is author 
of The Girl in the Yellow Rain- 
coat . He has been on the 
Davidson faculty since 1964. 

Abbott recently won two 
other prizes: first place in the 
Crucible Statewide Poetry 
Contest for his poem "Long- 
ings" and first place in the 
James Larkin Pearson contest 
sponsored by the Poetry Coun- 
cil of North Carolina for "Of 

He is also the author of two 
critical studies, Shaw and 
Christianity (1965) and The 
Vital Lie: Reality and Illusion 
in Modern Drama (1989). 
Abbott did not start writing 
and publishing poetry, how- 
ever, until after he was 40. Up 
to then, his life conformed to a 
"typical male pattern" — col- 
lege, graduate school, mar- 

Davidson, JCSU 
receive Duke 
$700,000 grants 

The Duke Endowment has 
awarded $700,000 grants to 
both Davidson College and 
Johnson C. Smith University, 
two Presbyterian-related 
schools in North Carolina. 

Davidson College will use 
$450,000 of the grant to finance 
a new computerized classroom 
and other campus technology 
projects. Another $1 50,000 will 
be used for student programs, 
including "Davidson Plus," a 
values and community-build- 
ing program for freshmen. 

The remaining $1 00,000 will 
complete funding of the $1 
million endowment for the 
James B. Duke Professorship 
in International Studies. 

Johnson C. Smith Univer- 
sity will likewise use $200,000 
of its grant for the JCSU James 
B. Duke Professorship. The 
balance of the grant will be 
used as follows: 

• $25,000 for the James B. 
Duke Memorial Library Fund; 

• $65,000 for the Duke 
Endowed Scholarship Fund; 

• $25,000 for the Duke 
Endowed Summer Abroad 
Scholarship Program, JCSU's 
newest scholarship program, 
which will provide students 
with the opportunity for study 

• $175,000 for student schol- 

• $30,000 for library jour- 
nals and microfilm/fiche read- 

• other funds for renovation 
of the University Church, and 
purchasing new faculty com- 
puters and new band instru- 

Founded in 1924 by North 
Carolina industrialist James 
Buchanan Duke, the Duke 
Endowment is one of the na- 
tions largest private founda- 
tions with assets of more than 
$900 million. 

riage, children, community 

"I had a classic mid-life cri- 
sis," he said. "I realized there 
was something missing. The 
emotional part of me was hid- 
den because I had developed so 
rationally. I needed to get in 
touch with this side of myself." 

He's been writing poetry and 
fiction for about 15 years, and 
his works have won numerous 

awards and appeared in such 
journals as the Southern Po- 
etry Review . Southern Hu- 
manities Review . An glican 
Theological Review and New 
England Review . 

"I think Tony is one of the 
most acute and sensitive intel- 
ligences in the poetry world 
today," said Ron Bayes, 
founder and director of St. 
Andrew's Press, which is a part 

of St. Andrew's Presbyterian 
College and is celebrating its 
20th anniversary. 

Bayes was also recently 
honored as one of five recipi- 
ents of the 26th annual North 
Carolina Awards given by Gov. 
Jim Martin. 

Soichi Furuta, an adjunct 
professor or literature at St. 
Andrew's, is the author of 
Montefeltro the Hawk Nose. 

Born in California and raised 
in Japan, Furuta writes poetry 
in both English and Japanese. 
He is also a designer and art 

Around the Clock was writ- 
ten by Elizabeth Bartlett of 
San Diego, Calif She is the 
author of more than 12 books 
and edited Literary Olympi- 

Campus Notes 

Davidson College, Davidson, N.C. 

Booster clubs for college sports programs are a tradition. Now 
Davidson has formed a type of booster club for artistic programs 
on campus. 

The new Friends of the Ari;s will rally support and raise 
funds from members of the local community for the college's 
music, theatre and visual arts programs. Friends director Ade- 
laide "Babs" McKelway, said the group would provide support 
for gallery shows for the visual arts, visiting theatre directors, 
and musicians in residence. 

Assistant Professor of History Sally G. McMillen has 
written a study of Antebellum southern women that reveals 
some of the grimmer side of women's lives before the Civil War. 
In researching Motherhood in the South , she found that these 
women were strong, tough and forced to endure much pain and 

Antebellum women depended on a strong belief in God and 
support from other female friends and relations to cope with the 
pain of their societal mission, said McMillen. 

Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, N.C. 

Four new trustees have been named to the Lees-McRae board. 
They are Edith Colvard Crutcher, a Lees-McRae honors 
graduate and native of Ash County, N.C. who is active in issue 
concerning the Native American community; Larry D. Estridge, 
a Greenville, S.C. attorney; Joseph A. Sedlak, founder and 
chairman of Sedlak Management Consultants of Cleveland, 
Ohio; and Harriet Pressly Tucker, a Greensboro, N.C, resi- 
dent who is active in may civic organizations. 

Peace College, Raleigh, N.C. 

A retired Raleigh physician has made the initial gift toward a 
$100,000 endowment for musical performances for the college 
and community. Dr. Charles F. Williams made a gift of stock to 
establish the Betty Vaiden Wright Williams Music Series in 
honor of his wife . The first performances will be during the 1 990- 
91 academic year. 

A $34,100 gift from the Edna Sproull Williams Founda- 
tion of Jacksonville, Fla. will help fund renovation of the Blue 
Parlor of the Main Building at Peace College. The renovated 
room will be used as the college's board meeting room. 

Winn Dixie/Austin Davis Charities, Inc. of Jacksonville, 
Fla. has given the college an unrestricted $2,000 gift. The 
donation is in response to the school's annual giving fund and 
will be used for general operating expenses. Winn Dixie has been 
a sponsor of the college for more than 10 years. 

Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, N.C. 

Several hundred Presbyterian church leaders and members met 
at the university for a special session of the Presbytery of 

The university's 1 989-90 admission's publication "Snapshots 
of Excellence," was recently judge "best of category" by the 
Printing Industries of the Carolinas, Inc. The same publication 
is one of five nominees for the Lewis E. Kale Memorial Award for 
the best use of color and design. 

Wachovia Bank & Trust Co. donated $2,250 to the univer- 
sity's United Negro College Fund Campaign. 

JCSU will host the 13th annual Contemporary Metrolina 
Afro-American Art Exhibition, Feb. 4-28 in Biddle Hall on 
the Charlotte campus. This showing will be juried and cash 
prizes will be awarded to three artists. 

As a part of the art exhibition. Dr. Ragena Perry, noted 
author, art historian and Virginia Commonwealth University 
faculty member, will give at lecture at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 
on "Black Art in America." 

St. Andrew's Presbyterian College 
Laurinburg, N.C. 

The family of the late Beulah Averitt Parker has established 
a scholarship fund in her memory at St. Andrew's. The endowed 


Ideal for vacations, seminars, retreats, and meetings of all kinds 

For reservations and further information, call or write: 

Manager, William Black Lodge 
P.O. Box 818, Montreal, NC 28757 
Phone (704) 669-6314 

scholarship will generate annual earning of at least $2,000 for 
the benefit of students from Sampson County and surrounding 
counties who attend St. Andrew's. 

Mrs. Parker was an alumna of Flora McDonald College, which 
merged with Presbyterian Junior College to form St. Andrew's. 
She served as a trustee of both Flora McDonald and St. An- 

BellSouth Foundation in December awarded St. Andrew's 
a $40,000 grant to begin a program of faculty internships and to 
establish a program to encourage disabled students to consider 
career opportunities in the sciences. 

Debating for 102 continuous hours has landed four St. 
Andrew's students in record books. The debate society members 
chose World Hunger as their debate-a-thon topic and used the 
opportunity to focus attention on the issue of starvation and 
possible solution. Money from pledges for the event was donated 
to local efforts to fight starvation and malnutrition. A canned 
food drive was also held concurrently with the debate. 

Dr. Mary "Mel" Bringle and Dr. Lawrence Schulz have 
been appointed joint holders of the college's Jefferson-Pilot 
Professorship. Dr. Bringle is an associate professor of religion. 
Dr. Schulz is an associate professor of politics and chairman of 
the politics program at St. Andrew's. 

Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, N.C. 

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, Inc. has awarded a 
$20,000 grant to support the Enhancement of Teaching Project 
at Warren Wilson College. The grant for the collaborative effort 
with Asheville High School, will be presented at the rate of 
$10,000 for each of two years. 

The project will recognize annually one faculty member from 
each institution for quality teaching and classroom direction. 
The teachers will collaborate to benefit from dialogue, construc- 
tive critique, and interaction among faculty and students on 
both campuses. 

A 13-day "phonothon" during November raise $100,1 72 for 
Warren Wilson's annual fund campaign. Director of Alumni 
Affairs said there were 2,616 pledges, with alumni accounting 
for more than half the total. More than 200 students, staff, 
alumni and friends of the college volunteered for the fund raising 

The phonothon kicked off the annual fund campaign, which 
seeks to raise $775,000 in unrestricted gifts by June 30. 


Rental & Life Care 

The Reverend 
Harold J. Dudley, D.D. 

"Twelve months ago, Mrs. Dudley (Avis) and I settled 
at The Albemarle. It is a Retirement Community 'Par 
Excellence', located close to banks, shops, post office, 
etc. The food and services are superior." 

For additional information call (919) 823-2799 or mail 
this form to The Albemarle, 200 Trade Street, Tarboro, 
North Carolina 27886. 




State & Zip 

Page 6, The Presbyterian News, February 1990 


Presbyterian Family Ministries 

Barium Springs Home for Children 

Vol. V, No. 12 

February 1990 

Lisa S. Crater, Editor 

Christmas at Barium merry 
despite record-breaking cold; 
Cannon Funds spread cheer! 

...Or so 
it seems 

Earle Frazier, ACSW, 
Executive Director 

In 1989 the monies received 
for Christmas from the Joseph 
F. Cannon Christmas Trust 
were once again put to good 
use by each of the Home's three 

Cannon, in a will dated 1 932, 
set up a trust naming 1 0 North 
Carolina institutions, includ- 
ing Barium Springs, to receive 
10 percent of the trust's an- 
nual income. The only stipula- 
tion of the funds is that they be 
used to bring "happiness and 
cheer" to the children at Christ- 
mas time. 

The funds are divided be- 
tween the Adolescent Center, 
Pre-Adolescent Center and 
Family and Child Development 
Center and are used to buy 
Christmas Decorations and 
wrapping paper, to buy a nice 
individual gift for each child, 
and to pay for Christmas ac- 
tivities for the children. 

The Adolescent Center used 
part of their money to treat the 
children to a pizza lunch and a 
movie. Cottage staff picked out 

Children from Pre-Ad decorate a live Christmas tree that 
was planted in place of a tree lost during Hugo. 

gifts for each child in their 
cottage and some of the money 
was also used to buy new books 
for the Adolescent Center 

The Pre-Adolescent Center 
children made luminaries to 
line the sidewalks between 
their cottages. They gathered 
around their live Christmas 

tree, which they decorated with 
ornaments they made out of 
popcorn, cranberries, cereal 
and bird seed, and sang Christ- 
mas carols before returning to 
their cottages and opening their 
individual gifts. The Center 

Mrs. Chessie Harris, founder 
of the Harris Home for Chil- 
dren in Huntsville, Alabama, 
gave the following opening 
prayer at the March 1977 
SEGCCA meeting in Savan- 
nah, Georgia: 

"Holy Father, within the 
sanctuary of Whose heart there 
is ever a shelter for all baffled 
minds and burdened hearts, 
we seek again the counsel and 
consolation of Thine under- 
standing love. We reach past 
the things we cannot under- 
stand to catch the hand of God 
who understands us. 

At the spring of Thy peace 
we would quench our parched 
souls. In the midst of life's 
tumult and turmoil, we would 
be still and know that Thou art 
God. Give unto us the quiet 
certainty that over all our ways 
broods Thy wisdom and love, 
and behind all darkness there 
is the radiance of Thy glory. 

For those children who walk 

the lonely path that falls 
through the valley of disillu- 
sionment, those who, because 
hopes have been long deferred, 
are sick of heart, those whose 
faith falters in the face of the 
mysteries of Thy Providence, 
we pray Thy strength and 
wisdom. For eyes blinded with 
tears and minds haunted with 
regrets, for those who, because 
of faded hopes, feel that noth- 
ing matters now, for the weary 
and heavy laden, we plead Thy 
comfort and peace. 

Give to those whose cheeks 
are flushed with victory, in 
whose hearts sing the rh3^hms 
of joy, who have sown well and 
reaped abundantly, the grace 
to carry a full cup humbly in 
the days of their prosperity. 

Today may we put full trust 
and be confident of You both 
hearing and answering our 

Staff and children at the Adolescent Center enjoying a 
wonderful Christmas lunch. 

Sue Baker, wife of Director of Development Reade Baker, 
helped the Pre-Ad. children make Christmas gifts of 

used some of the funds to buy 
new books for the Pre-Adoles- 
cent Center school library. 

Barium Springs alumni news 

Mr. Jon Leroy Sossamon 

died in Bryson City, N.C., on 
October 26, 1989. He was the 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy 
Sossamon, both of whom were 
teachers at Barium Springs in 
the 1930's. The teacher, Leroy 
Sossamon, wrote poetry and 
had several books of poetry 
published and brought them to 
homecoming one year. 

Alumni Vance Smith, Jr., of 

Statesville, died November 19, 
1989 at his home. He was re- 
tired from the shipping depart- 
ment of the JC Penny Distri- 
bution Company. During World 
War II he served in the 36th in- 
fantry Division and was 
awarded two Purple hearts and 
a Bronze Star for bravery while 
serving in Italy. 

Mr. Smith is survived by his 
wife, Helen Moore Smith; on 
son, Michael Smith of Char- 
lotte; one daughter, Mrs. 
Slielley vS. Danon of Van Nuys, 
CA; on brotlier Melvin Smith 
of Kfc;na:"!.sv-i]!e; three .sisters, 

Mrs. Gertrude Welborn and 
Mrs. Flora Mae Dunlap of High 
Point, and Mrs. Lillie Belle 
Dorton of Pinellas Park, FL; 
and three grandchildren. 

Mr. J. David Flowers, Class 
of 1939, retired from Harrel- 
son Ford, Inc. in Charlotte on 
July 15,1 989. Alumni can write 
to him at his home: 5630 Kings- 
gate Place, #K, Charlotte, N.C. 

Mrs. Louise Russell Loflin, 

Class of 1939, died of cancer on 
November 17, 1989 in Fay- 
etteville, N.C. 

Mrs. Loflin's son, James 
Russell, said that his mother 
had many fond memories of 
Barium Springs and had ex- 
pressed desire on several occa- 
sions to return, especially at 
Homecoming, but never had. 

Mr. Milton J. Gaskill, Class 
of 1936, died of cancer on No- 
vember 30, 1989, in Raleigh, 
N.C. according to Alumnus 
Charles Gallyon. He is survived 

by his wife, Lillian Gaskill. 

Mr. Gaskill's family has 
asked that in lieu of flowers, 
contributions be made to the 
Milton J. Gaskill Memorial En- 
dowment Fund at Barium 
Springs Home for Children. 

Mr. Donald Ray Bolton, 

Class of 1943, died December 
12, 1989, in Statesville, N.C. 
He had been ill for three weeks. 
In 1946, Mr. Bolton married 
the former Mary Lucille Sher- 
rill, who preceded him in death 
on September 15,1 985. He was 
retired as a salesman for Sher- 
rill Machine Company. 

Surviving him are two sons, 
Donald Ray Bolton, Jr., of 
Cleveland; and Dean Sherrill 
Bolton, of Mooresville; one 
daughter. Miss Mary Lou 
Bolton of the home; one sister, 
Mrs. Elease B. Cook, of 
Wadesboro; and four half-sis- 
ters, Mrs. Mavis B. Carroll, 
Mrs. Myrtle B. Cook, Mrs. 
Margie B. Ham and Mrs. Nel- 
lie B. Jordan, all of Delco. 

The Family and Child De- 
velopment Center had a Christ- 
mas Open house so children 
could bring their parents to see 
all the decorations they made 
for their classrooms. 

Each child received an indi- 
vidual gift delivered by Santa 
Claus. Some of the funds were 
also used to buy materials 
which the children will enjoy 
all year. 

Slide show 

The 12-minute Barium 
Springs Home for Children 
slide show is available to 
church groups, or other 
interested groups, on re- 

A member of the staff will 
gladly come to your church 
or organization to discuss 
the Home's activities and 
answer any questions. 

Call Reade Baker, Direc- 
tor of Development, at (704) 
872-41 57 to schedule a pres- 
entation at your Sunday 
night suppers, meetings of 
the Presbyterian Women or 
Men's Groups, Sunday 
School classes, etc. You need 
to see this ministry in action 
to fully understand its serv- 
ice to families and children 
in need. 

In Memory — In Honor 

Barium Springs Home for Children 




My gift of $ 

I wish to 


is enclosed 

Honor Remember 

Name of 

Honoree or Deceased . 

On the occasion of 

Date of death if applicable _ 

Survivor to notify 


Relationship of survivor to honoree . 

Mail to: P.O. Box 1, Barium Springs, NC 28010 

Bible Study Lesson 6, February 1990 

'Prepared to Make a Defense' (I Peter 3:8-17) 

The Presbyterian News, February 19&0, Page 7 

Mary Boney Sheats is author of A Faith More 
Precious Than Gold, the 1989-90 Bible study 


Be Prepared/ Don't Worry 

What do we do when one 
text of Scripture seems to 
countermand another? Of 
course we look to see what the 
circumstances were and what 
the context says. 

In I Peter 3:15 the apostle is 
advising his readers "Always 
be prepared to make a defense 
to any one who calls you to ac- 
count for the hope that is in 
you." The Gospel of Mark rec- 
ords that Jesus told his dis- 
ciples, "When they bring you to 
trial and deliver you up, do not 
be anxious beforehand what 
you are to say; but say what- 
ever is given you in that hour, 
for it is not you who speak, but 
the Holy Spirit." (Mark 13:11/ 
Matt. 10:19-20) 

One command emphasizes 
careful preparation and readi- 
ness to speak; the other as- 
sures that words will be sup- 
plied when they are needed. 
The author of I Peter is calling 
for homework to be done, be- 
fore a crisis situation, on what 
you truly believe, especially in 
testimony to "the hope that is 
in you." 

The gospel writer is speak- 
ing of a captive situation in 
which Jesus' followers will be 
in danger of their lives, need- 
ing to trust completely in the 
resources of the Holy Spirit. In 
each case there is the expecta- 
tion of confrontation and in 
each case a warning against 

Unity of Spirit 

Peter's exhortation comes 
after he has called on his read- 

ers to be in subjection to those 
in authority over them, accept- 
ing the social standards of the 
day. Then, as he thinks toward 
the end of what he wants to say 
to all the exiles of the disper- 
sion, he gives a comprehensive 
command, "Finally, all of you." 
(I Peter 3:8) 

The characteristics of be- 
havior he then asks for are at 
the heart of the Christian mes- 
sage, and they are centered in 
"unity of spirit." Someone has 
suggested that the series of 
five words used in this verse 
might be read in reverse. 

•We should first get our 
thinking straight, and have "a 
humble mind." This means to 
be of a modest frame of mind. It 
does not mean that all church 
members should have the same 
opinions, but that they should 
respect the ideas of others. 

• This humility should evoke 
in us "a tender heart," a heart 
with compassion. 

•Our compassion will be 
especially shown in our love for 
those in our own faith-family: 
those we call "brothers" — and 

•Then our sympathy will 
extend to a wider field and 
encompass others in our car- 
ing, culminating in that... 

•Unity of spirit God wants 
for his people. 

There are differences be- 
tween and among Christians, 
but none — not one — should be 
greater that the common bond 
in Jesus Christ. One of the 
amazing joys of the Christian 
life is to be found in the genu- 
ine fellowship we can realize 
with people whose ideas on 

certain subjects are the com- 
plete opposite of our own. 

The uniqueness of the Chris- 
tian bond lies in the fact that 
loyalty to our Lord transcends 
all other differences. Christ 
promised that the badge of 
discipleship would be our love 
for one another. (John 13:35) 
And the unity of that love comes 
out in Jesus High Priestly 
Prayer when he asks God "that 
they may all be one." (John 

You Have Been Called 

For the fourth time in this 
epistle the author reminds his 
readers that they have been 
called by God. 

•"...he who called you is 
holy." (1:15) 

•"...the wonderful deeds of 
him who called you." (2:9) 

•" this Isufferingl you 
have been called." (2:21) 
In 3:9 he repeats " this you 
have been called," meaning 
here, you have been called to 
reject returning evil for evil, 
thus you may obtain a bless- 
ing. We will be blessed if we 
bless others. A.M. Hunter's 
definition is especially apt: "To 
bless is to wish well, and to 
turn the wish into a prayer." 

You have been called by the 
God who is holy, the God of a 
marvelous history, the God 
who, in Jesus Christ, suffered. 
What a marvelous heritage — 
and challenge! We have been 
called to live a life of unity and 

What You Say/What You Do 

The author of I Peter recog- 
nizes the importance of speech, 
of being careful of what we say 
as well as what we do. His 

quotation from Psalm 34 bears 
this out. A happy life of "good 
days" results from our turning 
away from evil by guarding the 
tongue and "doing right." 

What harm the tongue does 
when it is not curbed! How 
many times we have been 
grateful that we "bit our 
tongue" rather than saying 
something harmful or spiteful! 
Read what the Letter of James 
has to say about the fearsome 
responsibility of the tongue in 
James 3:3-12. 

The unity of spirit that I 
Peter calls for is rooted in 
speaking right, doing right, and 
being diligent in seeking peace. 
Pursuing Peace 

Peace, between and among 
nations, families, and church 
members is not something that 
can be taken for granted. No 
matter how strong the "ties that 
bind" are — and sometimes 
because those ties are strong — 
peace among the brothers and 
sisters does not come without 
hard work. 

One of the ministry units of 
our denomination has Peace- 
making in its title (Social Jus- 
tice and Peacemaking), indi- 
cating that Presbyterians rec- 
ognize peace as a vital part of 
faith and a challenge that takes 
diligent, constant effort. 

Jesus made peacemaking 
one of the beatitudes, calling 
those who make peace "sons of 
God." These children of God 
work at healing estrangement, 
building of bridges, insisting 
on justice, practicing forbear- 
ance. Jesus left his followers as 
a legacy, peace, when in his 
farewell discourse he an- 

nounced, "My peace I leave with 
you." (John 14:27) 
Suffer for 

Righteousness Sake 

In spite of all you may do to 
promote unity and peace, to 
say and do what is right, you 
may get into trouble. Your very 
faith in Christ may lead evil 
people to want to punish you. 
When that happens, you are to 
stand firm, testifying to your 
hope with gentleness, rever- 
ence, and a clear conscience. 

Thus you will be able to claim 
the promise of Christ that in 
such an hour of trial the Holy 
Spirit will speak through you. 
Suggested Activities 

1 . Read together all of Psalm 
34, from which the author of I 
Peter is quoting in 3:10-12. 
Since the psalm is an alpha- 
betical acrostic (each verse 
begins with a succeeding letter 
of the 22-letter Hebrew alpha- 
bet), it lends itself well to hav- 
ing the verses read by different 
individuals in succession. The 
slight variations between the 
verses quoted and our Old 
Testament text of the psalm 
are due to the fact that the 
New Testament is quoting from 
the Greek Bible (LXX, The Sep- 
tuagint ) and our English trans- 
lation is based on the Hebrew 

2. Sing the hymn based on 
Psalm 34, #412 in the red 
Hvmnbook : "The Lord I Will at 
All Times Bless." 

3. Go through the New Tes- 
tament and look for evidence of 
the challenge to "unity of spirit" 
for which the author of I Peter 
asks in 3:8. You might start 
with Acts 4:32. 

Lesson 7, March 1 990 

'From Death to Life Through Water' 

This passage, though as diffi- 
cult as any in I Peter, attempts 
to answer two questions that 
have always puzzled Chris- 
tians: (a) Where was Christ 
between his entombment and 
his resurrection appearances? 
and (b) How could a chance at 
salvation be given those who 
did not live to see Christ? 
Purpose: To Bring us to God 

Before getting to these ques- 
tions, the writer begins with 
the central assertion of the 
Christian message: "Christ 
died for sins." (1 Peter 3:18) 
The author has been telling his 
readers that suffering — their 
suffering — may have a vicari- 
ous effect, and here he gives 
the example and purpose of 
Christ's death. The purpose of 
that death, which seemed on 
the surface to be unmitigated 
tragedy, the height and depth 
and culmination of injustice, 
was that Christ "might bring 
us to God." Though we have 
been separated from God by 
sin, on the cross of Christ, God's 
own self overcomes that es- 
trangement. As an unknown 
poet has put it, 

Whoso draws nigh 
to God one step 
through doubtings dim, 

God will advance a mile 
in blazing light to him. 

A truer assurance is that in 
fact God has already taken the 
first step toward us, in that, 
through Christ, life follows 

From 1 Peter 3:11 to 4:6, 
contrast is drawn between flesh 
and spirit, with flesh repre- 
senting death and spirit af- 

firming life. Christ really died, 
but death did not hold him; he 
was "made alive in the spirit." 

The two verses that speak 
to the questions of place and 
time, where Christ was and 
what he was doing between 
his burial and the resurrec- 
tion, are 3:19 and 4:6. This is 
the only section of the new 
Testament that deals with 
these matters, and the state- 
ment in the Apostles' Creed, 
"he descended into hell," de- 
rives from this passage. The 
early church, in speaking to 
the "where" and "what" ques- 
tions, surmised that Jesus 
went to the place of departed 
spirits and gave them the good 
news of God's salvation. 

It is important to remember 
that for the Hebrews, what 
later developed as a place of 
eternal punishment was at first 
the subterranean area known 
as She'ol (Shay-ole). This was 
where all people, good and bad, 
went after death. (See the de- 
scription of Samuel in She'ol in 
1 Samuel 28:8-19) The dead 
were thought of as "shades," 
and were believed to wander 
about in a kind of shadowy 
existence. Although the word 
is usually translated "hell" in 
our English Bibles, there is not 
a moral stigma attached to 
She'ol. The Psalmist claims 
that God is present there. (See 
Ps. 139:8b— "If I make my bed 
in Sheol, thou art there!") 

If we think of Jesus as "de- 
scending into She'ol" to preach 
to those who had not had an 
opportunity to know of the ful- 
ness of God's love, this can be a 

reassuring affirmation as we 
"say what we believe" using 
the words of the Apostles' 
Creed. God is the God of the 
living and of those who have 
died. One sure and welcome 
conclusion we can hold onto 
from the concept of Christ's 
preaching "to the spirits in 
prison" (3:19) "even to the dead" 
(4:6) is that there is no getting 
beyond God's love and care, in 
life or in death. 
The Example of Noah 

When our author wants to 
illustrate God's Salvation avail- 
able for all human beings, he 
does not depend on the Je\vish 
history which began with Abra- 
ham in Genesis 12. He goes 
before that to antediluvian 
times noted for their extreme 
wickedness. (Gen. 6:5;11-12) 
He contrasts the obedience of 
Noah and his family with the 
disobedience of those contem- 
poraries who did not antici- 
pate or prepare for the flood. 

Imagine the teasing Noah, 
his wife, sons, and daughters- 
in-law must have endured as 
they persisted in obeying the 
command of God and building 
a huge boat on dry land under 
cloudless skies! Then the rains 
came. While the water caused 
all the other earthlings to 
drown, it was the water, float- 
ing the ark, that enabled Noah's 
family to survive. The author 
here assumes that Noah was 
living according to the spirit, 
his neighbors, according to the 
flesh. And the exiles to whom 
Peter is writing know what it 
is to suffer ridicule for their 


In verse 21 of Chapter 3 the 
nature and purpose of water 
shifts to that of baptism. Noah 
was saved by water from the 
flood; God's people are now 
saved by the water of baptism. 
Noah prepared by building an 
ark; we prepare by being bap- 
tized and joining the church. 

While the sacrament of 
baptism seems to be abruptly 
introduced in Peter's argu- 
ment, the connection which the 
early church made between 
baptism and the resurrection 
must be assumed. Paul in 
Romans 6:4 makes this espe- 
cially clear when he writes, "We 
were buried therefore with him 
by baptism into death, so that 
as Christ was raised from the 
dead by the glory of the Father, 
we too might walk in newness 
of life." 

The newness of life that 
baptism brings to the believer 
is not merely cleansing but it 
has a moral connotation, "an 
appeal lor pledge) to God for a 
clear conscience." (1 Peter 3:21) 
The salvation that baptism 
offers brings the Christian 
directly through Christ's res- 
urrection and ascension to his 
glorious position of complete 
dominion at the right hand of 
God. This glory was not cheaply 
won, but came as the result of 
Christ's suffering "in the flesh." 
The Will of the Flesh 
vs. the Will of God 

When we read in 1 Peter 4:1 , 
"Whoever has suffered in the 
flesh has ceased from sin," we 
do a double-take. How can this 
be? No one save our Lord is 
sinless. This puzzling state- 
ment serves to underline the 
seriousness with which bap- 
tism is to be taken. Paul's words 

in Romans 6:5-11 help us un- 
derstand what Peter is sajdng. 

If we have been brought to 
God by Christ's suffering, 
death, resurrection, and exal- 
tation; if we have accepted that 
God's good news was made 
available for all who have lived 
and died through the centu- 
ries; if we have accepted bap- 
tism, resolving to live in God's 
spirit by following God's will — 
then this is to say we can never 
be the same again. It is true 
that we will sin; but is is also 
true that we can never enjoy it 
as we did before our choosing 
to be claimed by God! We have 
been brought from death to life 
through water — water fur- 
nished by one who said, "Who- 
ever drinks of the water that I 
shall give him will never thirst." 
(John 4:14) 

Suggested Activities 

1 . Have someone look up in 
a Bible dictionary the words 
"Sheol," "hell," and "Hades," 
and make the distinction be- 
tween these terms clear to the 
group. In Alan Richardson's A 
Theological Word Book of the 
Bible the articles on "Descend" 
(Descent into Hell) and "Hell, 
Sheol, etc." are thorough. 

2. If you did not deal with 
the meaning of baptism in 
Lesson 3 'Tou Shall be Holy," 
follow through with the sug- 
gestions made on pages 81-82 
of the study guide's "Aids for 
Bible Study Leaders." 

3. One strong message from 
this lesson is that wherever 
people are, there Christ is to 
save. Discuss the implications 
of this conviction for our evan- 
gelistic efforts 

Page 8, 1'he Presbyterian News, February 1990 

Edwards Hired 

After working for 1 5 months to 
secure exempt staff persons for 
the Presbytery of New Hope, 
the exempt staff search com- 
mittee completed its task at 
the Nov. 18 meeting of the 
Presbytery of New Hope. 

In their search for the staff 
associate/church and society 
they received 1 7 dossiers; three 
dossiers were from females; 12 
dossiers were from racial eth- 
nics. They interviewed three 
persons. The result was the 
nomination and election of the 
Rev. Larry Vance Edwards. 

Other staff positions previ- 
ously filled have been those of 
Al Thomas as the executive 
presbyter, Charles Noonan as 
staff associate for finance/ 
treasurer, Ms. Marilyn Hein 
as the staff associate/congre- 
gational nurture, and the Rev. 
Alexander McGeachy as the 

staff associate/general pastor. 

Rev. Edwards received his 
master of divinity from 
Johnson C. Smith Seminary, 
Atlanta, Ga. He received a 
bachelor of science from Cen- 
tral University, Wilberforce, 
Ohio and a master of science 
from the University of Dayton, 
Dayton, Ohio. 

Rev. Edwards previously 
served as pastor of St. Paul 
Presbyterian Church, Louis- 
burg, N.C. He has also served 
as a Christian education in- 
tern in Decatur, Ga. and as 
organist/choir director in At- 
lanta, Ga. Prior to this he was 
a teacher with the Dayton 
(Ohion) Board of Education. 

Rev. Edwards lists among 
his hobbies and interests, cook- 
ing, playing the organ and 
piano, and all types of gospel 

Servant leadership 
conference iVIarch 31 

"Servant Leadership" 
A day to explore Christian 
service with faculty members 
from Presbyterian School of 
Christian Education will be 
held March 31, 1990 at Star- 
mount Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro, N.C. 

Dr. Lee C. Barett III, asso- 
ciate professor of Christian 
education will lead a workshop 
"Styles of Servant Leadership." 

This workshop will examine 
the theme of servant leader- 
ship in the Christian tradition, 
considering its relationship to 
prayer, spiritual growth and 
social justice. The role of ser- 
vant leadership in the life of 
the individual and in society 
will be examined. 

Estelle R. McCarthy, as- 
sociate professor of Christian 
education, will lead a work- 
shop "Spiritual Growth for 
Servants.." Essential to faith- 
ful discipleship is time apart 
for solitude and prayer. 

This workshop will provide 
opportunity to explore these 
matters in several ways. It will 
include information on meth- 
ods and resources. 

Dr. Isabel Rogers, profes- 
sor of applied Christianity, will 
lead a workshop "Ethics of 

Servanthood." The group will 
explore what it means to be 
"servants of the God of heaven 
and earth." 

As Ezra puts it, we can serve 
confidently, trusting in the 
sovereign God, but we serve 
that God's purpose at what- 
ever cost — God's purpose of 
justice and reconciliation and 
shalom. To serve God is to know 
both joy and responsibility. 

Dr. Heath K. Rada, Presi- 
dent of PSCE will lead a work- 
shop "Faithfulness in the. 

This workshop will focus on 
the reality that it is God we 
serve, whatever our occupation 
may be. The central question 
will be: how can we "glorify and 
enjoy God" in and through our 
daily work? 

Coffee and registration will 
be at 9 a.m. with the welcome 
and worship at 10 a.m. 

Participants will be asked 
to choose one workshop to at- 
tend from 10:30 — noon and 
another workshop to attend 
from 1 :30— 2:50 p.m. There will 
be a question and answer time 
from 3 to 3:30 p.m. 

The $10 registration in- 
cludes lunch for the partici- 
pants. Child care will be pro- 

Resources available 

Resources now available at the 
presbytery office: 


East Africa — "Lift Up Your 
Hearts," a portrait of an Afri- 
can pastor; "Presbyterian Heri- 
tage in Kenya" 

Haiti — "Beyond the Moun- 
tain, " partnership of former 
Mecklenburg Presbytery with 

Bangladesh — "Crossing 
the Bridge," Christian Health 

China — Two videos that 
have been updated to include 
recent events: Part I — TThe 
Growth of Protestant Christi- 
anity in China," Part II — 
"Mission of the Amity Founda- 

Overview of Presbyte- 
rian Missions 

"Understanding the Global 
Oi v;rcb. " vignettes of programs 

of evangelism, compassion and 
peacemaking. Cliff Kirkpa- 
trick, head of the Global Mis- 
sion Unit. 

"1 50 Years of Presbyterian 
Witness in the World," 29-1/2 
min., (1987) 

"We Walk Together," Pres- 
byterians are involved with 
partner churches worldwide 

"Witnessing Together in 
Central Africa," Ghana, Kenya, 
Zaire (1984) 


The Mission Yearbook for 
Prayer and Study — current 
each year about the work of 
Presbyterian missionaries and 
national leaders in 80 coun- 

Presbyterians in World 
Mission — A Handbook for Con- 
gregations j 

9(cxv 9^ope (PresSyUry 

February 1990 

Sylvia Goodnight, editor 

Creech elected moderator 

The fourth stated meeting of 
the Presb5rtery of New Hope 
was held Nov. 1 8, 1 989 at White 
Memorial Presbyterian Church 
in Raleigh. There were 308 in 
attendance, including 166 
minister and 123 elders. 

Dr. H. Edwin Pickard, pas- 
tor of White Memorial and 
moderator of the Presb5rtery of 
New Hope, welcomed the com- 
missioners and guests and 
presided over the meeting. 

In the report from the Rev. 
Al Thomas, stated clerk, it was 
noted that the Hurricane Re- 
lief Fund now totals 
$47,028.97, with 97 congrega- 
tions contributing through the 
presbytery office. 

The presbj^ers were led in 
worship by the Rev. Sandy 
McGeachy with Alan Blatecky 
as liturgist. Helping celebrate 
the Lord's Supper were the Rev. 
James Brown and the Rev. 
Mary Steege. 

The report of council was 
received from the Rev. Geor- 
gianna Brabban, council mod- 
erator. The presbytery: 

•Endorsed the Cormiers 
Development Project as an 
Extra Commitment Opportu- 
nity and commended it to con- 
gregations for their considera- 

•Designated up to $20,000 
for the Haiti (Cormiers) proj- 
ect in 1990 from the Pennies 
for Hunger/2 Cents Per Meal 
funds if the international por- 
tion of these funds exceeds the 
$38,000 budgeted for the Zaire 
and Ghana Partnerships; and 
if the international portion 
exceeds $58,000, distribution 
of remaining funds will be 
subject to negotiation among 
the three ministries 

•Approved asking churches 
to participate in Criminal Jus- 
tice Sunday on Feb. 11 or a 
Sunday of their own choosing 

•Designated $25,000 of the 
surplus funds at end of 1 989 as 
a "Fund for Remaining Transi- 
tion Expenses," with the fund 
subject to redistribution when 

• Adopted the proposed 1 990 

•Designated General Mis- 
sion receipts in excess of $1.5 
million for Synod/General 
Assembly Mission 

•Elected the 1989 Class of 
the Nominating Committee to 
a full term as members of the 
Class of 1992 

•Authorized the trustees to 
co-sign for the General Assem- 
bly loan to the Falkland Pres- 
byterian Church up to $25,000 

•Received as information 
that the interim positions pres- 
ently held by the Rev. Michelle 
Burcher and the Rev. Paul 
Ransford are being extended 
for up to one year 

•Heard reports from: 

Rev. Ray Cobb and Rev. Bill 
Goodnight for Evangelism and 
church development ministry 

Rev. Charles Sthreshley and 
Ms. Wendy Segreti for Inter- 
national Missions 

Rev. Susan Fricks on the 
Peacemaking Event 

The Rev. Nancy Gladden, 

moderator of the Theology and 
Culture Committee, introduced 
the special speaker for the day. 
Guest speakers were the Rev. 
Kermit Johnson, interim asso- 
ciate in the Social Justice/ 
Peacemaking Unit's Washing- 
ton office, and the Rev. Charles 
Summers, pastor of Seigle 
Avenue Presbyterian Church, 
Charlotte and participant in 
writing of the General Assem- 
bly paper, "Our Response to 
the Crisis in Central America. 

The Rev. Harriet Isbell, 
moderator of the Exempt Staff 
Search Committee and Mr. 
John Penix gave the report for 
this committee. The Rev. Larry 
Edwards was elected to the 
position of Staff Associate for 
Church and Society. 

The Rev. David Huffman, 
moderator of the Committee 
on Ministry, gave the commit- 
tee report. The presbytery: 

•Granted honorable retire- 
ment to the Rev. Sam Burgess, 
effective Jan. 31 , 1990 and the 
Rev. James Watkins, effective 
Jan. 1,1990 

•Recognized Sue Mc- 
Caughan as a certified Chris- 
tian educator 

•Recognized ministers on 
the occasion of their fifth (and 
other multiples of five) anni- 

•Approved the call of Sec- 
ond Presbyterian Church, 
Rocky Mount to the Rev. Wil- 
liam Forbes as pastor, effec- 
tive Oct. 23, 1989 

•Approved the call of the 
Presbytery of New Hope to the 
Rev. Larry Edwards as staff 
associate for church and soci- 
ety, effective Jan. 1, 1990 

•Received the following 
ministers as members-at-large: 

Rev. Katherine Achtemeier 
from Coastal Carolina Presby- 

Rev. Paul Mark Achtemeier 
from Coastal Carolina Presby- 

Rev. Al F. Thomas Jr. from 
Transylvania Presbytery 

•Received J. Robert Keever 
as an active member (honora- 
bly retired) from Wabash Val- 
ley Presbytery 

The Rev. Carl Rush, mod- 
erator, gave the report from 
the Committee on Preparation 

for Ministry. The presbyery: 

•Removed Lenore Cham- 
pion and John Giragos from 
the roll of candidates at their 

• Received Stuart R. Gordon 
as an inquirer 

• Corrected the roll of candi- 
dates to include Robert Emil 

•Received Jenovefa Knopp 
Pfister and Valerie Rosenquist 
as candidates 

The Rev. Harriss Ricks, 
moderator, gave the report of 
the Nominating Committee. 
The presbytery: 

•Elected Mrs. Minnie Lou 
Creech of Tarboro as modera- 
tor of the presbytery for 1990 

•Elected the Rev. James 
Brown as vice moderator of the 
Presbytery for 1990 

• Elected all the members of 
the Class of 1989 throughout 
the structure of presbytery to a 
full term as members of the 
Class of 1992 

•Elected the following as 
principals and alternates to the 
1990 General Assembly: 
Principal / Alternate 
Ms. Helen Gay 

/ Ms. Susan Pittman 
Mr. Colon McLean 

/ Mr. Victor Stephenson 
Mr. Hugh McNeill 

/ Mr. Ray Galloway 
Rev. Ron Gilreath 

/ Rev. James Tubbs 
Rev. Harriet Isbell 

/ Rev. Georgianna Brabban 
Rev. Joseph Steele 
/ Rev. Peter Chung 

•Elected the Rev. Sam Ste- 
venson to the the Class of 1992 
as an at-large member of the 
Racial-Ethnic Ministries Unit 
and to serve as moderator of 
the unit 

Special reports were given 

•The Rev. Peter Carruthers 
on the Youth Triennium 

•Evelyn and Gary McMul- 
len on Founder's Day at PSCE 

•The Rev. Rebecca Reyes on 
synod's entity on Justice for 

• Robert Bishop on the Zuni 
Presbyterian Training Center 

The next stated presb5^ery 
meeting will be Feb. 17, 1990 
at First Presb5^erian Church 
in Washington, N.C. 

Land stewardship conference set 

The Third Annual Lex 
Mathews Land Stewardship 
Conference will be held March 
22-23 at Brown Summit, the 
North Carolina Episcopal Dio- 
cese' conference center near 

The conference is sponsored 
by the North Carolina Land 
Stewardship Council, a multi- 
denominational organization 

that seeks to educate people — 
through a theological back- 
ground — about our steward- 
ship to the earth. 

The conference will feature 
presentations by special guest 
speakers and workshops. 

For more information con- 
tact N. F. Gustavesan at Rt. 1, 
Box 84K, Thunder Mountain, 
Efland, N.C. 27243. 

Faith, Women & Justice event is March 30-31 

The North Carolina Council of 
Churches' annual conference 
on Faith, Women & Justice will 
be held March 30-31 at First 
Lutheran Church in Greens- 
boro, N. C. This conference will 
address the following concerns: 
•values and money 

•how you can understand 
local congregational budgets 

•how congregations, de- 
nominations, and individuals 
can be socially responsible with 
their resources 

For more call (919) 6878- 
0408 or (919)828-6501. 

^ The Presbyterian News 

of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 

New Hope 
Presbytery News 
see page 12 

March 1990 

Vol. LVI, Number 2 

Richmond, Va. 

Synod, Massanetta board 
sign covenant, end dispute 

Synod Council approved Feb. 
17 a covenant and contract 
agreement with the Massan- 
etta Springs, Inc. Board of 
Trustees that clears the way 
for a cooperative effort to de- 
cide the conference center's 

The accord ends a 16-month 
dispute stemming from thevj 
board's October 1988 decision 
to close the conference center 
and sell the property. 
Massanetta board announegd 
the decision without first seek- 
ing s3Tiod's approval. 

"A large number of persons 
in the synod believe that the 
issue is the opening or closing 
of Massanetta," said Council 
Chair Ed VanNordheim of 
Wilmington, N.C. "That is not 
the case. What the synod ob- 
jected to," he said, "was the 
manner in which the board 
acted, not the decision to close 
Massanetta Springs." 

Nomination and election of 
new board members, and hir- 
ing of an interim Massanetta 
director are expected relatively 
soon It is not known, however, 
if the conference center near 
Harrisonburg, Va. will be open 

for any events this summer. 

The agreement came after 
civil and church court cases 
against the synod were 
dropped. Two Massanetta trus- 
tees — H. Carson Rhyne Jr. of 
Stafford, Va. and Henry E. 
McBride of Leesburg, Va. — 
dropped their complaint 
; against the Synod of the Mid- 
Atlantic filed with the Presby- 
terian Church, U.S.A.'s Per- 
manent Judicial Commission. 

A civil suit filed by the 
Massanetta board in Rocking- 
ham County ( Va. ) Circuit Court 
was also dropped. 

The contract agreement 
states the basic ground rules 
for deciding the conference 
center's future. The Rev. Ed 
McLeod of Virginia Beach, Va., 
chairman of the synod task 
force which negotiated the 
settlement, said the agreement 
is a shorter form of the accord 
first proposed last April, but 
withdrawn during the synod 
meeting in June. The adopted 
plan sets the same goals, but 
does not include the specific 
strategy, he said. 

The terms of the agreement 

Safety— "The health and 
safety of the users and staff of 
Massanetta Springs, Inc. will 
be paramount. The Board and 
Council shall jointly decide 
what must be done prior to the 
re-opening of Massanetta 
Springs, taking into account 
general safety matters and 
health standards for commer- 
cial buildings." 

The Cottage Commu- 
nity— "The Board and the 
Synod, working together in con- 
sultation with the "cottage com- 
munity," will attempt to re- 
solve the legal and property 
issues related to the "cottage 
community" in an expeditious 
and equitable manner." 

Massanetta Springs, Inc. 
Endowment— Up to $1 00,000 
of the income from this endow- 
ment may be used for opera- 
tions or repairs. Neither the 
principal of the endowment nor 
the proceeds from the sale of 
any real estate can be used to 
pay for repairs, remodeling, 
improvements or to fund op- 

Dissolution — If Massan- 
etta Springs, Inc. is either 
continued on page 4 

Karns called to Eastern Virginia 

NORFOLK, Va.— The Rev. Dr. 
Patricia F. Karns was elected 
general presbyter for the 
Presbytery of Eastern Virginia 
at the stated meeting of the 
presbytery at Royster Memo- 
rial Presbyterian Church on 
Jan. 27. -'^c. .■ 

a^^i^ved the 
comi^jtt^e's and 
airirttee's r-e- 
S&e-will be 
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Karns comes to Eastern 
Virginia from Scioto Valley 
Presb57tery in Ohio . Her church 
experience also includes serv- 
ice as Christian educator, chap- 
lain, pastor and on the staff of 
the Synod of Covenant. 

Karns holds a doctor of 

The presb; 
ers unanimi 
ports on 

ministry from McCormick 
Seminary. She is also a gradu- 
ate of Pittsburgh Theological 
Seminary and Depauw Univer- 
sity in Indiana. 

In 1987 she was Distin- 
guished Pastor in Residence at 
Pittsburgh Seminary. Since 
1988 she has served on the 
board of trustees of McCormick 

Born in Shanghai, China, 
she is the daughter of an Eng- 
lish mother and an American 
father. She is the mother of 
four children and grandmother 
of three. Her youngest child, 
Leah, is a sophomore in high 
school and will move with 
Karns to Virginia Beach in 

The presbytery's staff search 
committee will now turn its 
attention to the selection of an 

Address changes are 'i 

There is a backlog of change of 
addresses that have not been 
processed due to the move to 
the new synod offices. If you 
have notified our office of 
changes during the last two 
months, they should be made 

in the works' 

in time for the April mailing of 
The Presbyterian News. 

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Dr. Patricia F. Karns 

associate presbyter. Dr. R. 
Clement Dickey will serve as 
interim stated clerk and the 
Rev. John Ensign as summer 
camp director until those posi- 
tions are also filled by council 
and the presbji;ery. 

Josiah Beeman 

Price Henderson Gwynn III 

Two from synod endorsed 
for GA moderator election 

From reports by the Office of 
News Services, PCUSA 

Two men from the Synod of the 
Mid-Atlantic have been en- 
dorsed as candidates for mod- 
erator of the 202nd General 
Assembly of the Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.). 

Josiah Beeman, clerk of 
session of Capitol Hill Presby- 
terian Church in Washington, 
D. C, was endorsed by Na- 
tional Capital Presb3^ery on 
Jan. 23. 

Price Henderson Gwynn III, 
an elder at Steele Creek Pres- 
byterian Church in Charlotte, 
N.C, was endorsed by the 
Presbytery of Charlotte. 

Beeman, 54, has been an 
elder for almost 34 years and 
has been an active church per- 
son on congregational, presby- 
tery, synod and General As- 
sembly levels all his life. 

In his local church of 150 
members, Beeman has served 
as chair of the finance commit- 
tee and president of the trus- 
tees, chair of the pastor nomi- 
nating committee, chair of the 
property and grounds commit- 
tee, and on the mission com- 

His pastor, the Rev. Donald 
Allen, described him to the 
presbytery as "...a knowledge- 
able church person who is well 
versed in the Bible, church 
history, ethical issues, the rich 
heritage of our Presbyterian 
denomination, and who is a 
tireless church worker." 

Beeman served as chairper- 
son of the General Assembly 
Council and chaired the Mis- 

sion Design Committee creat- 
ing our new national structure. 

Beeman said he is "...con- 
cerned about the need to in- 
crease our sense of connection- 
alism and to make more posi- 
tive the manner in which we 
relate to each other as the one 
body of Christ. We need to 
improve communication at all 
levels of the Church — and 
communications is a two-way 
street. We need to renew our 
appreciation of the unique role 
of the elder — from the session 
to the General Assembly. 

Beeman heads his own con- 
sulting firm in Washington, 
D.C., and is married to Linda 
H r^ll of Wallace, Idaho. 

Gwynn grew up deeply in- 
volved in the Presbyterian 
church and has been continu- 
ally active in the denomina- 
tion. He was both a deacon and 
an elder at Steele Creek. He 
was chair of numerous com- 
mittees, taught church school, 
and served on three pastoral 
call committees. He has been a 
representative of presbytery 
and synod, and has served as a 

Gwynn was presbytery 
moderator in 1977, served on 
the judicial committee, and was 
the presbytery representative 
on the board of trustees of 
Davidson College. He was a 
commissioner to the General 
Assembly on the 100th anni- 
versary of the former Presby- 
terian Church (U.S.) in 1961. 

He served on the board of 
visitors of St. Andrews Presby- 
terian College, the board of the 
continued on page 4 

Era passes with Henderson's death 

A chapter in Presbyterian his- 
tory ended Feb. 5, 1990 with 
the death of the Rev. Dr. Elo 
Leon Henderson, 82, former 
executive of the Synod of 

"Elo Henderson was the last 
of the executives of the all- 
Black synods," said the Rev. 
Carroll Jenkins, executive of 
the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. 
"The career of this giant in the 
church was full of firsts and 
incidents of vision and leader- 
ship. He served by leading the 
Presbyterian church to address 
the areas of its life where it was 
not doing the job of witnessing 
to its people." 

"He used his word among 

Black Presbyterians as a way 
of aiding their development by 
organizing them. Through this 
effort he challenged the church 
to be the church for all its 
people," said Jenkins. 

Henderson was bom March 
29, 1908 in Shelton, S.C. and 
grew up in Newberry County, 
S.C, one of 14 children of the 
late Elijah Thomas Henderson 
and Essie Elizabeth Parr 
Henderson. His father was a 
minister in the African Meth- 
odist Episcopal Zion Church 
and his mother was a Baptist. 

Despite the absence of edu- 
cational facilities for Black 
children in his rural commu- 
nity, Henderson eventually 

Dr. Elo Leon Henderson 

was able to earn a bachelor' r 
degree from Johnson C. ' ' tnith 

continU' " - ■ ■ 4 

Page 2, The Presbyterian News, March 1990 

Synod is more than 
just a way station 

I was once told that synods don't matter much in the scheme of 
things Presbyterian. The synod is just a way station between the 
really important happenings in the churches and presbyteries, 
and that distant kingdom called the General Assembly. 

Since I became editor of the synod's newspaper, I have 
thought about that opinion. It may have come from my father, 
who was an elder, went to presbytery meetings and attended two 
General Assemblies. I can't recall that he did anything at the 
synod level. 

Just what does a synod — and especially this synod — do for 
you? That is one of the things I want to accomplish through this 
newspaper in the coming months and years. The Presbyterian 
News is published for the purpose of telling you, the Presbyteri- 
ans in the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic, about the mission and 
programs of this synod and its presbyteries and churches. 

This is a region rich in both religious and cultural tradition. 
It is also a region in which people are active in and concerned 
about their Church. In future issues I want to introduce you to 
Presbyterians from all parts of the synod. 

Like the synod office, the synod in general is still pulling itself 
together after reunion and reorganization. We still don't have 
everything unpacked and we are just getting to know our new co- 
workers. Personally, I like the surroundings and the people. I 
hope you will, too. J.S. 








Readers Response 

Older Adults need active role in the church 

I have attended three of the October i 
conferences at Montreat for "Older ! 
Adults"— 1986, 1988 and 1989— and 
would like to testify to the value of 
these experiences of American friend- 
liness and Christian fellowship. It is 
thanks to such contacts that I became 
aware of the Association for Minis- 
tries with Older Adults, of which Jan 
McGilliard is an enabler for your 

There is nothing new, of course, 
about concern for the elderly, espe- 
cially to a citizen of the United King- 
dom, where since 1948 the State has 
provided pensions for women over 60 
and men over 65. 

As the population grows older, there 
is increasing interest in "care for the 
elderly" — not least, for their own rea- 
sons, on the part of politicians. This is 
both necessary and welcome. Unfor- 
tunately, however, there seems to be a 
tendency on the part of much "organi- 
sed" help to treat "pensioners" — as 
were all lumped together — as if they 
were patients, our paupers, or merely 
passive recipients of others' goodwill. 

I I had the opportunity recently to 
! see part of a video illustrating the 
work of the Social Responsibility Dept. 
of the Church of Scotland. The brief 
section about care for the elderly 
showed a group of residents in an 
Eventide Home sitting passively, a 
captive audience, while a visiting group 
of young musicians "entertained" them 
with some modern music. Good 
enough — if not entirely appropriate. 
But as a retired teacher and minister 
of the Church now well into his seven- 
ties, I find myself rather rebellious 

Statistics regarding 
Older Adults 

It was with great interest that I read 
the two articles concerning Older 
Adults in your November issue. 

Would the Research Services of the 
Stewardship and Communications 
Development of the General Assem- 
bly be interested in getting statistics 
of how many Older Adults do not have 
children to take the responsibility of 
their care and well-being? Would they 
be interested in finding accurate sta- 
tistics on how often local authorities 
are called to find someone in a self- 
neglect situation as dying or dead? 
Would it be informative to find how 
many hospital emergency rooms never 
report suspicion of abuse of the 

I agree with the Reverend Richard 
Morgan that we need the Certificate of 
Need lifted, but the state team that 
does the thorough inspections of the 
nursing homes has not had an in- 
crease in staff with the recent increase 
of beds. The state needs to appropriate 
funds so these inspections can be made 
in a timely manner. Nursing homes 
are now virtually guaranteed a full 
house regardless of care. 

The First Presbyterian Church of 
Wilmington, N.C., through Coastal 
Carolina Presbytery, has overtured 
the General Assembly with many of 
these concerns. 

Ann Boseman 
Wilmington, N.C. 

Timely Bible study 

I look forward to receiving The News, 
especially Prof [Mary Boney] Sheats' 
Bible study notes. 

However, The News often does not 
reach me in time to be of any help. As 
our circle meets the first Monday of 
the month. This month [February] The 
News arrived on the 8th and our circles 
met on the 5th. 

about well meaning but often conde- 
scending attitudes toward older adults, 
especially in institutional care. 

Many of us are still fortimate enough 
to have bodies — and more important, 
minds — that are still active. The ques- 
tion that needs to be asked is not so 
much "What can the Church do for 
us?" as "What can we do for the 

From what little I have been able to 
learn of the work of the Mid-Atlantic 
Association, I am encouraged to be- 
lieve that it is very much on the right 

Since most Bible moderators spend 
considerable time in the week/weeks 
ahead of their meeting, would it be 
possible to publish Prof Sheats' notes 
a month in advance? This way every 
Bible moderator would receive the 
notes in time for adequate study/prepa- 

Mildred R. Story 
Morehead City, N.C. 

Editor's reply 

/ am aware of problems in timely 
distribution of The Presbyterian News. 
Our schedule calls for mailing of each 
issue on or before the first week of the 
issue month. The Bible Study which 
appears in each issue will be for the 
following month. For example, in this 
March issue is the Bible study for April. 
The Bible study for March was in the 
February issue, along with the Febru- 
ary Bible study. 

The' before 'Rev.' 

Today I received the first issue of 
The Presbyterian News of the Middle 
Atlantic, edited by you, and commend 
you on carrying forward the tradi- 
tion, though under a new mast-head. 
It was my privilege to edit the paper 
from 1951 to 1971. 

There is one item I would like to 
comment on; namely, the improper 
use of "Rev." It should never be used 
as "Rev. Jones," but as "The Rev. John 
Jones." When I saw the error the first 
time, I thought it was a slip, but on 
seeing it additionally, it occurs to me 
that it might not be just a slip. 

When I was editor, on an occasion, 
the error escaped my notice, and I 
promptly heard from readers, so I 
sympathize with you. 

My best wishes to you as you con- 
tinue publication of the paper. 

Harold J. Dudley 
Tarboro, N.C. 

lines in this respect. The very title — 
"WITH", not "TO" older adults— is 
significant. We "oldies" are people who 
still need to be used; that is the most 
convincing way to be loved and appre- 
ciated. Don't treat us all as just pas- 
sive recipients. Keep us going! Mobil- 
ise whatever talents and experience 
we have in Christ's service. We are 
still part of the family. His family. 

The Rev. Norman M. Bowman 
Saltcoats, Scotland 

Editor's reply 

The Rev. Harold J. Dudley is correct. 
"The" should always proceed the use of 
"Rev." in a title. However, this newspa- 
per's current style, based on a need to 
conserve space and simplify matters, 
drops titles in second reference to a 
person. I appreciate the comments of 
the Rev. Dudley and all readers who 
respond to the paper. 

God My Teacher 

Oh god, my God, my Instructor. 

Teach me to be still and listen 
long hours to Thy voice. 
Teach me to be thankful in all 
my thoughts and deeds. 
Teach me to stand on Thy behalf 
as did the saints of old. 
Teach me to call others upward 
without calling them down. 

Teach me to challenge with charity 
the excuses of the preoccupied folk. i 
Teach me to lock my tongue I 
that I may injure no one by hasty talk. 
Teach me to understand those who 
seek self in the Saviour's name. i 
Teach me your way to strengthen I 
the weaker in the faith. 

Teach me to appreciate in others I 
their cultivated talents. j 
Teach me the suffocating dangers of j 
self-glory, self-pity and self- righteousness. ' 
Teach me always to trust in the power 
that comes from seeking Thee. 
Teach me to strain to hear j 

the "small voice" 
when Satan bellows in my ear. 

Teach me to seek Thy counsel 
before communicating Thy word to others. 
Teach me to renew by faith in Thee 
instead of fretting over the acts of the 

Teach me, my Instructor, what lowly place 

I must sit in, 
in order to hear Thee well. 
Teach me, Oh God, my God, to listen, 
to love and to live Thy words. 

Elizabeth Caramaic Payne 
Bridgewater, Va. 


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Members of the Deutsch family, are, from left, Elaine, 
Bill, Daniel and Jennifer. Bill is the new director and 
Elaine is the new assistant food service director for 
Camp Chesapeake, the synod camp at Port Deposit, Md. 

Deutsches hired to lead 
Chesapeake Center camp 

A new director and associate 
for hospitality have been 
hired for Chesapeake Center, 
the synod's camp at Port 
Deposit, Md. 

The Rev. W. L. (Bill) 
Deutsch, formerly director of 
Camp Cho Yeh, New 
Covenant Presbytery's camp 
in Livingston, Texas, is the 
new director. Elaine W. 
Deutsch, who was assistant 
food service director at Cho 
Yeh, is the hospitality as- 

They join Joy Elling, who 
continues as associate direc- 
tor for administration. 

"We are honored to be in- 
vited to serve at Chesapeake 
Center, which for years has 
enjoyed a national reputation 
as a leader in Presbyterian 
outdoor ministries," said Bill 
Deutsch. "We hope to con- 
tinue that tradition while ex- 
ploring new ways 
Chesapeake Center can serve 
the Synod." 

Bill Deutsch's career also 
includes directorship of 
Cedar Ridge Camp for the 
Presbytery of Louisville. He is 
certified as a camp director by 
the American Camping As- 
sociation and is the national 
secretary of the Presbyterian 
Church Camp and Con- 
ference Association. 

Prior to becoming a camp 
director in 1978, he was active 
in Presb3d;erian church, camp- 
ing as a small group coun- 
selor, program director, and 
camp board member. He is 
also active in American Red 
Cross safety services and the 
Boy Scouts of America. 

He holds a master's degree 
from Louisville Presbjrterian 
Theological Seminary and a 
bachelor's degree from Centre 
College of Kentucky. 

Elaine Deutsch has served 
the church in a variety of 
synodical and presbytery of- 
fices, the consultation on 
union presbyteries, and 
served on the sessions of two 
Presbyterian churches. She 
has extensive experience in 
the food service and 
hospitality industry. 

She is also certified by the 
ACA as a camp director and is 
secretary of the ACA's Texas 
Section. She holds a 
bachelor's degree from Centre 
College and is a native of 
Memphis, Tenn. 

The Deutsches have two 
children, Jennifer, 17, and 

Daniel, 15. Jennifer is an 
award-winning vocalist, ac- 
in church and school 
al groups. Daniel is ac- 
in Boy Scouts. 


March 1990, The Presbyterian News, Page 3 

Annual meeting is April 20-22 

Presbyterian men will meet in Charlotte 

The National Council of Pres- 
byterian Men will holds its 
1990 meeting in Charlotte, 
N.C., April 20-22, hosted by 
the Charlotte Presbytery 
Men's Council. 

The general sessions will 
be held at Charlotte's First 
Presbyterian Church and 
Pirst United Presbyterian 
Church. National Council 
President John Hamil of 
Charlotte, will preside. 

Up to 200 representatives 
from presbjd;eries and synods 
around the country are ex- 
pected to attend, according to 
Otis C. Gray, a member of the 
Charlotte presbytery's coor- 
dinating committee. There 
are approximately 1.2 million 
men in the Presbyterian 
Church, (U.S.A.). 
- The coordinating commit- 
tee is chaired by David B. 
Sanders of Grier Heights 
Presbjd;erian Church. 

In preparation for the 
meeting, the coordinators of 
nine mission projects of Pres- 
bjAterian Men met with Hamil 
Jan. 19 in Louisville to coor- 
dinate their work and to in- 

tegrate it into the overall mis- 
sion strategies of the Pres- 
byterian Church (U.S.A.). 

They met with members of 
the Global Mission Ministry 
Unit and heard unit director 
the Rev. Clifton Kirkpatrick, 
outline the scope of the 
church's mission mandate 
and offer to assist Pres- 
byterian Men in integrating 
their programs into the 
denomination picture. 

Kirkpatrick requested the 
help of the men in two areas: 
first, to consider a number of 
select projects which they 
could highlight and share 
with men across the church as 
possible national projects, 
and second, to open channels 
for men to assist in the 
recruitment of volunteer, 
short-term and mission co- 
workers for a growing num- 
ber of openings requiring spe- 
cialized and technical exper- 

The participants reviewed 
the specific projects they rep- 
resented, and discussed ways 
they could work together. 

Coordinators at the meet- 

ing included Jim Kelly of 
Elkin, N.C., for Partners in 
Recycling, a waste recy- 
cling project which was fea- 
tured in the August 1989 
Presbyterian News. 

Others were David 
Douglas, Santa Fe, N.M., 
speaking about water 
projects; Richard Le- 
Tourneau, Longview, Texas, 
global construction projects; 
and Thomas Chambers, 
Louisville, Ky., efforts to com- 
bat dangerous parasites in 

Also, John Montgomery 
and Martin Sweets, also of 
Louisville, community 
projects supported by local 
men; and Truman Hunter, 
Oxford, Ohio, outlining the 
new National Association of 
Presbyterian Scouters. 

Reports were also shared 
about a Presbyterian link pro- 
gram for Presbyterians, an 
ongoing support of Mexican- 
United States Border Minis- 
try programs, and construc- 
tion assistance for Barber 
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Synod, Massanetta board sign covenant 

continued from page 1 
unable to resvime operations of 
the conference center or has to 
shut it down again, it will first 
gain the approval of the Synod 
before proceeding with the clo- 
sure and sell of any real estate. 
Any proceeds from such sale of 
property will be held in trust to 
be used in a manner consonant 
with the historic mission of 
Massanetta Springs. 

Governance — The Synod 
Council will suggest 18 names 
for new Massanetta trustees. 
From this list the board will 
nominate and elect 12 new 
members, who will join 12 
members from the present 
board as the new Massanetta 

In 1991, the 12 remaining 
members fi*om the former board 
will be replaced by another set 
of trustees elected according to 
Massanetta's bylaws. 

Decisions Relating to Re- 
opening Massanetta — Deci- 
sions relating to the re-open- 
ing of the conference center — 
the sale and mortgage of real 
estate and the employment or 
selection of management — will 

require a two-thirds vote of the 
board. Even if the board lacks 
a two-thirds majority, however, 
if at least 12 board members 
vote in favor of re-opening, the 
issue will be decided by the 

Any decision to open or close 
Massanetta or to sell or en- 
cumber real estate shall re- 
quire Synod approval, (for a 
complete copy of the text of the 
covenant and contractual 
agreement, see page 8) 

Following up on the agree- 
ment, the council suggested a 
list of prospective trustees to 
be forwarded to the Massan- 
etta board. The council hopes 
to have the results of the board's 
election for approval in March. 

Council Chair VanNord- 
heim said the 1 2 new members 
will not be "in opposition" to 
the remaining 12 Massanetta 
trustees, but will work with 
them in the best interest of the 
conference center. He cited the 
need for Synod-wide represen- 
tation on the board. 

The council recommended 
that the Massanetta board hire 
an interim conference center 

director as s'oon as possible. 
Massanetta Executive Direc- 
tor Robert W. "Skip" Stansell 
left in February to take a new 
position in Arkansas. 

Also approved by the coun- 
cil were a list of recommenda- 
tions for future consideration 
by the Massanetta board. They 
include a financial audit, one- 
and three-year operational and 
financial plans, rewriting the 
Massanetta corporate charter 
to specify the Synod's relation- 
ship to the conference center, 
and the need for publicity and 
fund raising. 

The covenant and agree- 
ment resulted from intensive 
negotiations between the 
Synod task force and Massan- 
etta board. The five-member 
task force and four of the trus- 
tees, along with staff and legal 
counsel, met Jan. 26 in 
Richmond. That five-hour ses- 
sion led eventually to a joint 
statement on Feb. 1 in which 
the two sides apologized to each 
other and promised to work 
together "for the benefit of 
Massanetta Springs." 

Era passes with Henderson's death 

continued from page 1 
University in 1939. In 1942 he 
received a divinity degree from 
Johnson C. Smith Seminary. 

He was elected pastor of Ben 
Salem and Lloyd Presbyterian 
Churches in 1942, and the fol- 
lowingyear Henderson became 
the organizing pastor for Grier 
Heights Presb5d;erian Church. 
With his leadership that con- 
gregation mobilized to erect a 
debt-free facility. 

When he was elected execu- 
tive of the United Presbyte- 
rian Church's Synod of 
Catawba in 1955, Henderson 
became that denomination's 
first Black synod chief. When 
the United Presbyterian 
Church was restructured in 
1973, he became an associate 
executive for the Synod of the 
Piedmont and executive for the 
Catawba Inter-Presbytery 
Program Agency. 

A Henderson-led delegation 
of more than 100 Presbyteri- 

ans who petitioned the 180th 
(1 968 ) General Assembly of the 
United Presbjd;erian Church 
resulted in the establishment 
of Johnson C. Smith Theologi- 
cal Seminary in Atlanta, Ga. 

In 1 970 he led another dele- 
gation which supported the pro- 
gram which led to the Funds 
for Self-Development of People 
by the UPC. He also organized 
the Catawba Economic Devel- 
opment Association and the 
Progress Association for Eco- 
nomic Development. These 
programs had as their purpose 
the lifting of the social, eco- 
nomic and educational levels 
of minorities. 

During his S3mod admini- 
stration Black ministers re- 
ceived a competitive wage for 
the first time in the history of 
the United Presbyterian 
Church. Four new churches 
were organized and built, 34 
outmoded church buildings 
were replaced with modem 


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His work on behalf of the 
underprivileged and oppressed 
extended far into the commu- 
nity and led to better housing, 
education and emplosrment for 

Funeral services for Hender- 
son were held Feb. 8 in the 
University Church at Johnson 
C. Smith University. The Rev. 
Raymond Worsley, pastor of 
First United Presbyterian 
Church of Charlotte, gave the 
eulogy. Presbytery of Charlotte 
Executive H. Alan Elmore, 
Jenkins, and the Rev. Lloyd B. 
Morris, pastorof Grier Heights 
Presbyterian Church, also 

Henderson is survived by a 
daughter, Sula Henderson- 
Page of Charlotte and two 
brothers, Henry Henderson 
of Los Angeles, Calif., and Roy 
Eugene Henderson of Hun- 
tersville, N.C. 

will not operate 
GA bookstore 

Cokesbury, a division of the 
United Methodist Publishing 
House, will not operate the 
bookstore at the General As- 
sembly's 1990 meeting in Salt 
Lake City. 

Cokesbury has a history of 
operating bookstores for Gen- 
eral Assemblies, dating back 
to an early 1970s agreement 
with the United Presbyterian 
Church U.S.A. Last year, the 
PCUSA granted Cokesbury the 
opportunity to run its book- 
store every other year, alter- 
nating with the Presbyterian 
Publishing House. 

Cokesbury, in turn, carries 
books from the merged John 
Knox and Westminster Presses 
on the shelves of its 38 book- 
stores nationwide. 

Cokesburys decision to not 
run the 1990 bookstore comes 
in the wake of criticism from 
some Presbyterians who 
wanted a Presbj^erian book 

News in Brief 

Sardis Presbyterian celebrates 

CHARLOTTE, N.C— Sardis Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, 
celebrated its 200th anniversary on Feb. 25. Dr. Thomas G. 
Long, professor of homiletics and preaching at Princeton Theo- 
logical Seminary and a direct descendant of the first pastor, the 
Rev. Dr. Isaac Grier, was the featured speaker. 

A bicentennial history, A Goodly Heritage by Jennings B. 
Reid, has been published by the congregation. J. Thomas Kort is 
pastor of Sardis Church. Former pastors participating in the 
celebrations were James G. Stuart, Thornton W. "Tony" Tucker, 
and E. Lee Stoffel. 

First United Churcli celebrates 100th year 

RICHMOND, VA.— First United Presbyterian Church of 
Richmond is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 1990. Jack W. 
Gravely, president of the Virginia state conference of the Na- 
tional Associaton for the Advancement of Colored People was 
guest speaker for the Jan. 26 service which kicked off the year- 
long centennial celebration. 

Other events planned include a gospel fest on March 18, and 
a heritage celebration on April 29. 

The Rev. Willie Woodson is minister at First United Church. 

Pressing joins Presbyterian Ciiildren's Home 

WYTHEVILLE, Va.— Kathy O'Neal Pressing, MSW, is the new 
director of social services at the Presbyterian Children's Home 
of the Highlands, Inc. 

Pressing was the former child and family clinician at the 
Wjrtheville-based agency. In addition to her responsibilities 
with the 30-bed campus, she will be involved in program devel- 
opment. The Marion, Va. native is a graduate of Emory and 
Henry College and Virginia Commonwealth University. She has 
10 years experience in the fields of children's services and 
mental health. 

Presbyterian Children's Homes of the Highlands, Inc. has 
been providing care to children for more than 70 years. It is 
licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia and is an agency of 
the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. 

NCCC women's conference is March 30-31 

The North Carolina Council of Churches' annual conference on 
Faith, Women & Justice will be held March 30-31 at First 
Lutheran Church in Greensboro, N. C. 

This conference will address the following concerns: 

•values and money 

•how people who don't like figures can understand local 
congregational budgets 

•how congregations, denominations, and individuals can be 
socially responsible with their resources 

• socially responsible investments, alternative financial insti- 
tutions, and socially screened portfolios 

For more information contact the Rev. Jeanette Stokes at 
(919) 6878-0408 or Sister Evelyn Mattern at (919) 828-6501. 

Land stewardship conference March 22-23 

The Third Annual Lex Mathews Land Stewardship Conference 
will be held March 22-23 at Brown Summit, the North Carolina 
Episcopal Diocese' conference center near Greensboro. 

"Common God, Common Good" is the theme for the event 
sponsored by the Land Stewardship Council of North Carolina, 
a Judeo-Christian, non-profit organization that seeks to educate 
people — through a theological setting — about stewardship to 
the earth. 

For more information contact N. F. Gustavesan, treasurer, at 
Rt. 1, Box 84K, Thunder Mountain, Efland, N.C. 27243. K.O. 
Summerville of Garner, N. C . is the synod's representative on the 
LSC board of directors. 

Two from synod endorsed for GA 
moderator election 

continued from page 1 
Presbyterian Home in Char- 
lotte, and is chairman of the 
board of Presbjrterian Hospi- 
tal and Presbj^erian Health 
Services Corp. in Charlotte. 

A graduate of Mount Her- 
mon School in Massachusetts 
and of Davidson College, 
Gwynn served in the U.S. Army 
from 1943 to 1946. He enlisted 
as a private, attended officer's 
candidate school and was a 
company commander in J apan. 
He was discharged with the 
rank of captain. 

He is president and director 
of both Package Products 
.Eneraph, Inc. 

He is a member of the bank 
board in Charlotte, a distin- 
guished lecturer at Queens 
College, an instructor in mar- 
keting at the University of 
North Carolina and a visiting 
lecturer to the European Asso- 
ciation of Label Manufactur- 
ers. He serves on the board 
of advisors to the Business 

Gwynn is the son and grand- 
son of Presbyterian ministers. 
His father taught at Davidson 
College, was dean of St. An- 
drews Presb3^terian College 
and president of Glade Valley 
School, a Presbjrterian grade 
school for mountain children. 

Representing the synod at a recent training event for older adult 
enablers were, from left, Priscilla Brown, the Rev. James Carpenter, 
Jan McGilliard, Richard Morgan, Valaria Tocci, Wendy Yoder, and 
Allan Brown. Not pictured is the Rev. Elmon Brown. 

Older adult association 
preparing for offering 

The Mid-Atlantic Association 
of Ministries with Older Adults 
(MAAMOA) is preparing ma- 
terials for distribution to 
churches for the 1 990 Mother's 
Day Offering. 

In January pastors and 
clerks of sessions received a 
letter from the Rev. Carroll 
Jenkins, synod executive, en- 
couraging participation in the 
offering for synod-wide minis- 
tries with older adults. 

More recently, each church 
received a letter from Jane M. 
Saunier, president of 
MAAMOA, along with a draft 
brochure describing the 
Mother's Day Offering and a 
request form for ordering ma- 

The offering for 1990 will 
allow churches and individu- 
als the opportunity to fund a 
particular residential and 
health care institution and/or 
the Mid- Atlantic Association of 

Ministries with Older Adults. 

The institutions involved 
and their MAAMOA represen- 
tatives are The Presbyterian 
Homes, Inc. of North Carolina, 
William G. Plesants; Sun- 
nyside Presbyterian Retire- 
ment Community, Richard E. 
Lyons; and Westminster Pres- 
byterian Homes, Inc. (Vir- 
ginia), John H. Cecil Jr. 

Synod representatives to 
MAAMOA are Douglas Bar- 
rick of Garner, N.C; Albert E. 
Dimmock of Montreat, N.C; 
St. Paul Epps of Windsor, N.C; 
and Jane M. Saunier of Char- 
lottesville, Va. 

To receive more information 
about the 1990 Mother's Day 
Offering, contact any of these 
persons or Jan L. McGilliard, 
Staff, Mid-Atlantic Association 
of Ministries with Older Adults, 
305 Country Club Dr. S.E., 
Blacksburg, VA 24060 or call 
(703) 953-1366. 

The Presbyterian News, March 1990, Page 5 

Two from synod on small 
church network team 

Two members of the Synod of 
the Mid-Atlantic are part of a 
small church network advisory 
team selected by the General 
Assembly's Evangelism and 
Church Development Ministry 
Unit Committee. 

The Rev. Caroline Gourley 
of Morganton, N.C. and the 
Rev. Mark Lomax of Davidson, 
N.C. were named to the advi- 
sory team. 

The group's responsibilities 

• overseeing the implemen- 
tation of the Partners in Small 
Church Strategy report 
adopted by the 1989 General 

• encouraging and assisting 
with the development of small 
church networks in synods and 

• developing a system of 
communication throughout the 
denomination's small church 

• and overseeing specific 
projects, including the publi- 
cation of a small church net- 
work directory. 

The group organized Jan. 
24-26 in Louisville and re- 
viewed and approved this di- 
rectory. The loose-leaf listing 
includes rosters of the General 
Assembly small church inter- 
unit staff team, ecumenical 
resource persons, seminary 
resource persons, synod and 
presb3rtery resource persons, 
cooperative parish organiza- 
tions, the Association of Pres- 
byterian Tentmakers, and 
other networks and organiza- 

Appalachian Ministry 
assembly is March 27-28 

The Coalition for Appalachian 
Ministry (CAM) will holds its 
spring assembly March 27-28 
at the John XXIII Pastoral 
Center in Charleston, W.Va. 

The conference theme is 
"The Ministry of the Church in 
Appalachia with the Aging." 
The keynote speakers will be 
Thomas Robb, former Presby- 
terian Church, (U.S.A.) staff 
person on aging, and Graham 
Rowles, specialist on aging in 
Appalachia at the Appalachian 
Center, University of Ken- 

Additional workshop lead- 
ers will be Helen Morrison on 
creative retirement, Jan McGil- 
liard on church programming, 
Rick Briggs on physical needs 
and health care, Glenn Rogers 
on family-related problems, Al 
Dimmock on pastoral care, and 
Carolyn Chrisman on physical 

For more information, bro- 
chures, or to register, contact 
Judy Barker, CAM, P.O. Box 
10208, Knoxville, TN 37939- 
0208 or call (615) 584-6133. 

Youth Caravan forming for global missions event 

Youth, are you interested in 
world events?. meeting 
people from Asia, Africa, Latin 
America and Europe? Are you 
curious about how the church 
makes a positive difference in 
our world today? 

Then you would enjoy join- 
ing the Youth Caravan to the 
Montreat Global Missions 
Conference, July 22-28, 1990. 

For more than 20 years, 
young people from different 

presbyteries have traveled and 
lived together for the week of 
the Global Missions Conference 
at Montreat. During the con- 
ference there have been spe- 
cial opportunities for youth to: 

• talk personally with inter- 
nationals, missionaries, and 
church leaders; 

• lead worship; 

• understand the awesome 
variety of mission programs; 

• be challenged by multi- 

Aitken joins Foundation 

The Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.) Foundation has ap- 
pointed Elder G. Douglas 
Aitken Jr. of Asheboro, N.C. to 
the position of regional repre- 

Aitken will work with the 
five presbyteries in North 
Carolina, including nearly 800 
congregations, helping them to 
develop endowment and wills 
emphasis programs. 

Before joining the founda- 
tion, Aitken was vice president 
and city executive of the Cen- 
tral Carolina Bank and Trust 
Company in Asheboro. He was 
formerly the chief executive 
officer of the North Carolina 
Zoological Society. 

Aitken is active in civic af- 
fairs, including the Rotary 
Club, the YMCA, and the 
United Way. He is an elder in 
Asheboro's First Presbyterian 

A native of Charlotte, Aitken 
holds a bachelor's degree in 
business administration from 
the University of North Caro- 
lina at Chapel Hill. He and 
his wife Marianne have two 

The 190-year-old Presbyte- 
rian Church (U.S.A.) Founda- 
tion manages more than $650 
million in endowments for the 
benefit of the General Assem- 
bly, its agencies, insstitutions 
and programs. 



Ideal for vacatioriK, seminars, retreats, and meetings of all kinds 

For reservations and further information, call or write: 

Manager, William Black Lodge 
P.O. Box 818, Montreat, NC 28757 
Phone (704) 669-6314 

cultural issues; 

• play and laugh with a great 
group of people from all over 
the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic! 

The Youth Caravan coordi- 
nator for the Synod of the Mid- 
Atlantic is Pearl Waterworth. 
If you or your youth group is 
interested in participating in 

this great week, please contact 
her at P.O. Box 281, Spring- 
field, WV 26763 or call (304) 

Church groups can also 
register and travel apart from 
the Caravan, but still partici- 
pate in the special events of 
the conference. 

The Rev. Joanna Adams 

Adams speaker 
for Durham 
lecture series 

The Rev. Joanna Adams, pas- 
tor of the North Decatur Pres- 
byterian Church in Atlanta, 
Ga., will lecture March 11-12 
at First Presbyterian Church 
in Durham, N.C. 

A member of the Brief State- 
ment Committee, Adams will 
speak on the overall theme "We 
Belong to God: Confessing the 
Faith of the Church in the 

At 7 p.m. Sunday, March 11 
she will speak on "Why All the 
Fuss about Sin?: Judgement." 
There will be a seminar for 
pastors at 10 a.m. Monday, 
March 12. Her topic will be 
"Why All the Fuss about the 
Words? This Issue of Language 
about God." The seminar is co- 
sponsored by the Professional 
Development Committee of the 
Presbytery of New Hope. 

In addition to her work on 
the Brief Statement, Adams 
was preacher for the 1986 
General Assembly in Minnea- 
polis and for the Protestant 
Hour in 1989. 

The Brief Statement "ex- 
presses the ancient truths of 
the faith in the language of our 
time," said Adams. 

Registration for the semi- 
nar can be made at the First 
Presbyterian Church, 305 E. 
Main St., Durham, N.C. 27701 . 
Call (919) 688-3960 for infor- 
mation. There will be a $10 
registration fee, which includes 

Prepare for peacemaking 
in the 1990's by attending 


with Elias Chacour. 

Elias Chacour is the author of Blood 
Brothers and a Melkite Priest from 
Galilee. Other speakers include: 
Allan Boesak, Walter Brueggemann, 
and Dame Nita Barrow. 

June 24-28,1990 
The American University, 
Washington, D.C. 
Sponsored by the Presbyterian 
Peacemaking Program 

Write to the Presbyterian 
Peacemaking Program, 
100 Witherspoon Street, 
Louisville, KY 40202-1396 
for registration information. 

Page 6, Tlie Presbyterian News, March 1990 

Church educators conference scheduled 

The 1990 eastern region con- 
ference of the Association of 
Presbyterian Church Educa- 
tors will be held April 30 to 
May 2 at Kenbrook Conference 

"Having Gifts that 
Differ. ..Meyers-Briggs and 
Beyond" is the theme for the 
conference. Participants will 

have the opportunity to explore 
the uses of the Meyers-Briggs 
Type Indicator in their work 
and their relationships with 
other people. 

The Revs. Rollie Kamm and 
Fred Malott will be guest 
speakers for the event. The Rev. 
Sally Wilhs-Watkins will be 
worship leader. 

The conference is open to 
church educators and those 
interested in church education. 
The registration deadline is 
April 10. For more informa- 
tion contact Registrar Nancy 
Reinart, Pine Street Presbyte- 
rian Church, 310 N. 3rd St., 
Harrisburg, PA 17101 or call 


Randolph Macon Woman's College 

July 13-18 

Actions for the 1990' s 

God s 

Connecting across the Synod in friendship 

What is Synod School? 

It's an educational and recreational opportunity in 
an intergenerational Christian community of 
individuals and families. 

How is it structured? 

There are morning classes for children, youth and 
adults (nursery for infants). Adult class topics 

• Bible Study • 
Themes in the Brief Statement of Faith 
Presbyterian Women's 1990-91 Bible Study 
• Personal Development • 
Transitioning in Mid-Life 
Nurturing the Child Within 

• International/Social Issues • 
Partnerships in Global Mission 

(What, Who, Where, How) 
AIDS (Christians' response to the crisis) 

• Music and Inovative Forms • 


Registration is $35 per person 
Room and board will average $23/day per person 
Scholarships available through your local church, 

presbytery or the Synod office. 

Registration and flier will be printed in the April 
issue of The Presbyterian News 

Campus Notes 

Davidson College 

Davidson, N.C. 

Senior economics major Doug Hicks is studying the disparity 
between wealth and poverty in Mecklenburg County, N.C. Even 
though the county has the highest average income in the state 
and very low unemployment, about 50,000 of its citizens live in 

Although the problem of poverty in the Mecklenburg area is 
no secret, most people ignore the situation, said Hicks. "That's 
what makes this study so interesting. Poverty in a wealthy com- 
munity is so easily overlooked." 

The research for Hick's honors thesis will be conducted with 
Professor of Economics Charles Ratliff. It will also be the basis • 
for a video by the Mecklenburg Ministries, of which Ratliff is 

Hampden-Sydney College 

Hampden-Sydney, Va. 

The annual music festival at Hampden-Sydney College is set for 
May 27^une 10, 1990. 

Nationally known performers and lecturers plan to partici- 
pate in the festival and more than 30 students from the college's 
musicians coaching program will perform in concert. 

"We are all gratified that the music festival received a special 
citation from the Richmond music critics in 1989," said James 
Kidd, executive director of the festival. "Our distinguished 
performing artists, the wonderfully varied programming, and 
the excellence of the festival's education dimension insure that 
the quality will continue this season." 

Johnson C. Smith University, 

Charlotte, N. C. 

The JCSU marching band has been invited to compete in the St. 
Patrick's Week band competion in Ireland on March 14-21. 

The "Institute of Sound" band will be the only band from the 
United States and the first from a historically black college or 
university to attend the competition. 

An official letter with greetings from the Lord Mayor of 
Ireland, Sean Haughey, has been received by the band and the 
trip has been endorsed by Charlotte Mayor Sue Mjrrick. 

A fund-raising campaign is underway to raise $1 00,000 to pay 
for 100 band members to travel to Ireland. Band members have 
worked booths at a local amusement park and at home football 
games to raise funds. 

Lees-McRae College 

Banner Elk, N.C. 

Sanford B. Prater, a senior vice president for Oppenheimer in 
Montclair, N.J. has been named to the Lees-McRae board of 
trustees. Prior to entering the securities business, the Tennes- 
see native worked as a publicist and journalist in Virginia. 

Mary Baldwin College 

Staunton, Va. 

Mary Baldwin's 1988-89 Alcohol Awareness Week program was 
named best in Virginia for a small college. The same program 
also earned the school a special award for community involve- 
ment. Former Virginia Gov. Gerald L. Baliles presented the 
awards during ceremonies in November. 

Montreat-Anderson College 

Montreat, N.C. 

The Church/College Council Bible Scholarship awards competi- 
tion will be held April 21 at Montreat-Anderson. The annual 
scholarships go to three entering freshmen and the competition 
involves testing on the Old and New Testaments and interviews 
with church leaders. Nomination forms were sent to ministers 
nationwide. The deadline for nominations is April 13. 

Along with the Covenant Fellowship of Presb5d;erians and 
Presb3rterians for Renewal, the college sponsored the 1990 
Youth Workers Equipping Conference in Atlanta on Jan. 18-22. 

More than 100 church leaders — ministers, directors of Chris- 
tian education, youth leaders, and Montreat-Anderson stu- 
dents — participated. Keynote speakers were Chuck Reinhold, 
northeast divisional director for Young Life and a former asso- 
ciate pastor at National Presbyterian Church in Washington, 
D.C.; and Dean Borgman, association professor of youth minis- 
ters at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. 

St. Andrew's College 

Laurinburg, N.C. 

Rabbi Lawrence N. Mahrer, spiritual leader of Beth Israel 
Congregation in Florence, S. C. is teaching "An Overview of the 
Hebrew Bible" at St. Andrew's during the spring semester. The 
class is one of 1 71 across the United States and Canada being 
underwritten by the Jewish Chatauqua Society this year. 

Rabbi Mahrer has taught courses in Judaic Studies at St. 
Andrew's for six years. 

Continued on next page 

The Presbyterian News, March W&O, F&ge 7 

It all started in the mountains 

Out on a rock, students from Appalachian State Univer- 
sity's Westminster Fellowship enjoy the beauty of the 
movmtains and discussion of faith and other issues. 

Mary Baldwin riding wave 
of large contributions 

STAUNTON— A recent $2.4 
million gift to Mary Baldwin 
College is part of a wave of 
giving during the late 1980's. 
More than $7.5 million has 
been contributed to the school 
through major gifts of more 
than $1 million each since 1 986. 

Also during the same pe- 

•The college's annual fund 
increased 15 percent, boosting 
unrestricted operating dollars 
close to the $1 million level 
annually, and adding $2.8 

• U.S. News & World Report 
surveys twice named Mary 
Baldwin as one of the top ten 
liberal arts schools in the South 
and enrollment increased more 
than 24 percent. 

"Of course, one must imag- 
ine there is a connection be- 
tween a reputation for excel- 
lence and financial support," 
said President Cynthia H. 
Tyson, "but which comes first? 
In the small world of women's 

colleges, Mary Baldwin has 
always been considered a 
leader, but only recently has 
that begun to translate into a 
number of significant financial 

The latest large gift came 
from Caroline Rose Hunt and 
Margaret Hunt Hill of Dallas, 
Texas. They are both former 
students, trustees and the 
daughters of legendary billion- 
aire H.L. Hunt. 

The gift will establish two 
distinguished academic chairs 
and prepare the way for resto- 
ration of Hill Top Residence 
Hall, the oldest building on 
campus and dormitory to 
Margaret Hunt Hill during her 
student days. 

As for the 1990's, "We are 
looking forward to an im- 
mensely successful decade," 
said Dr. Tyson, "one in which 
our academic programs rise to 
unparalleled excellence and 
our endowment grows to se- 
cure that excellence." 


"A hike," he said. "Is that one of 
those things you take a stick 
along on?" Frank was a fresh- 
man who had recently begun 
attending the meetings of 
Westminster Fellowship, the 
Presbyterian Campus Minis- 
try at Appalachian State Uni- 
versity. That evening we had 
announced plans for a hike near 
the Blue Ridge Parkway. 

Frank's question caught me 
off guard — it took a few mo- 
ments for the fact to sink in 
that he had never been on a 
walk in the mountains. 

My next image of Frank is 
his lying spread eagle on a 
sunny hillside feeling for the 
first time the silkiness of the 
grass under his head and 
watching, not a video game, 
but the fluffy white clouds 
chased by a gentle fall breeze. 

That autumn afternoon in 
the mountains began a life- 
changing process for Frank. 
Spellbound, he lay there oblivi- 
ous to the rest of us. It was if 
his ears and eyes where opened 
to sights and sounds never 
before imagined — the sym- 
phony of the wind sighing 
through the oaks, the kaleido- 
scope of clouds cascading across 
the sky from the west. A new 
world was opened to Frank that 

Other outdoor adventures 
such as Whitewater rafting, 
caving and winter backpack- 
ing provided avenues for inter- 
action and trust between Frank 
and other members of the 
Westminster Fellowship. 
Those special outdoor times 
where opportunities for discus- 
sions on values and lifestyle 

not only involving appreciation 
of an protection of the natural 
environment, but relationships 
with people and issues of faith. 

That first hike — he did bring 
the stick along, but not the gun 
he thought he would need- 
began what may prove to be a 
life-long quest for new experi- 
ences and for truth. At the end 
of the first semester, Frank 
wrote a note to the members of 
the Westminster Fellowship 
which stated, "I have learned 
more about life here in a few 
short months than in all my 
previous years." 

Getting in touch with 
beauty, awe, mystery, and 
majesty of the presence and 
God in nature is but one way 
that campus ministry at Appa- 
lachian State University chal- 
lenges students to explore and 
grow in their faith. Whether it 
is through building houses with 
Habitat for Humanity, serving 
Meals-on- Wheels, or struggling 
with contemporary faith issues 
in Bible study and discussion 
groups, campus ministry offers 
numerous avenues for college 
students to build Christian 
communities of faith that ad- 
dress current issues and 
struggle with what it means to 
be an authentic Christian per- 
son in today's society. 

Frank was attracted to our 
campus ministry group first of 
all, because of the opportunity 
for new and challenging expe- 
riences. Later, he came to find 
a community of trust and sup- 
port which allowed him to 
explore, question, experience, 
and rejoice in an atmosphere of 
openness, challenge, and ac- 
ceptance. Later, Frank chose 
leadership rolls in Bible study 
and worship. He even became 

Union Seminary appoints Luxmoore as communications director 

RICHMOND, Va.— Celia 
Pendleton Luxmoore has been 
appointed director of commu- 
nications at Union Theological 
Seminary in Virginia. 

For the past five years, Ms. 
Luxmoore has been director of 
marketing resources at the 
Presbyterian School of Chris- 
tian Education in Richmond. 

There she supervised the pro- 
duction of more than 80 publi- 
cations annually and com- 
pleted the communications 
program for the graduate 
school's capital campaign. 

Prior to joining PSCE, she 
was publications editor for 
Virginia Commonwealth Uni- 
versity for four years and 

More Campus Notes 

Warren Wilson College 

Swannanoa, N.C. 

The Public Welfare Foundation has awarded Warren Wilson 
College a $1 million grant to be used for completion of the 
Sunderland HaU dormitory and endowment of a merit scholar- 
ship fund. 

President Alfred O. Cannon said the gift was made to the 
Cornerstone Program, a $5 million national and local capital 
campaign which kicked off last fall. 

Other contributions to the Cornerstone Program include a 
$100,000 gift from the Booth-Ferris Foundation of New York , 
and a $125,000 challenge gift from the Bryan Family Founda- 
tion of Greensboro, N.C. 

Warren Wilson also received a boost through an article in 
Changing Times magazine last December. It was one of 13 
colleges cited in the article "Little-Known Gems in Higher 
Education" written by Nancy Henderson. 

The college was noted for "students who like to learn without 
keeping their heads buried in books." The school's study/work 
program incorporates practical experience with classroom edu- 
cation. All students work 1 5 hours per week on one of 70 campus 

Warren Wilson was also cited for its strong programs in 
biology, environmental studies, peace studies, honors English 
and pre-veterinary programs. 

During a recent board of trustees' meeting, Herbert Smith Jr. 
of Clover, S.C. and Katherine Aldridge of Bumsville, N.C. were 
elected to the board. Smith is an oil company president and 
Aldridge is a psychiatric social worker. 

served one year as director of 
communications at AAA of 

During the past seven years 
she has won more than 167 
major awards in state and 
national competition. 

Ms. Luxmoore holds a mas- 
ter's degree in media manage- 

ment and a bachelor's degree 
in mass communications/pub- 
lic relations, both from Virginia 
Commonwealth University. 

She is professionally accred- 
ited by the International Asso- 
ciation of Business Communi- 
cators and is the 1990 presi- 
dent of lABC Richmond. 

a teacher's aide in a children's 
Sunday school class in a local 

Campus ministry today is 
multi-faceted. It offers students 
opportunity for support and 
counseling, challenges them to 
deal with the difficult issues 
that confront them on campus, 
and calls them to Christian 
community in the midst of other 
value systems. In addition, 
campus ministry works with 
college administrators, faculty, 
and staff to promote openness 
of ideas, racial-ethnic under- 
standing, wellness, and a host 
of other goals. 

What began on that autumn 
hillside for Frank is similar to 
the journey that many students 
make as they become involved 
in and challenged by campus 

The Rev Rockwell Ward is 
campus minister at Appala- 
chian State University in 
Boone, N.C. 



St. Andrews 
Presbyterian College 

Opening for Presbyterian chaplain 
June 1, 1990. Pastoral duties include: 
counseling of students in personal and 
spiritual issues, campus religious 
services, general catalyst to spiritual 
life on the campus, connecting the 
college to Presbyterian churches, en- 
couraging student service to the com- 

St. Andrews is a church-related, 
liberal arts college of about 800 stu- 
dents. The student body is 25% Pres- 
byterian, 13% Catholic, 12% Baptist, 
with most other denominations repre- 
sented. Strong program for physically 
disabled students, extensive interna- 
tional programs. Beautiful campus lo- 
cated in the sandhills of North Caro- 
lira near the South Carolina border. 
Send PIF to the President's Office, St. 
Andrews Presbyterian College, Lau- 
rinburg, North Carolina 28352. 
Screening of applicants will begin by 
March 15 and continue until the va- 
cancy is filled. Women and minorities 
encouraged to apply. 

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Pag« 8, The Presbyterian News, March 1990 

Text of Massanetta Covenant and Contractual Agreement 


The Synod of the Mid-At- 
lantic, Presbyterian Church 
(U.S. A), acting through its 
Council, and the Board of 
Trustees of Massanetta 
Springs, Inc., are very 
pleased to announce that they 
have resolved the matters in 
controversy between them, 
and that both the civil suit 
pending in Rockingham 
Covmty Circuit Court and the 
proceedings pending before 
the Permanent Judicial Com- 
mission of the General As- 
sembly of the Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.) have been 
settled and dismissed. In 
entering into the covenant 
and arranging for the dis- 
missal of the civil and church 
proceedings, the parties have 
sincerely attempted to deal 
with each other as Christian 
friends who love their Church 
and wish to work for its well- 

Matters relating to the 
property, operations and 
governance of Massanetta 
Springs have been resolved 
by a covenant and contractual 
agreement entered into be- 
tween the parties. Among 
other things, the covenant an- 
ticipates further exploration 
of the future of the Con- 
ference Center at Massanetta 
Springs if certain conditions 
pertaining to safety and the 
use of endowment funds are 
met. Governance of Mas- 
sanetta Springs will continue 
to be through its Board of 
Trustees, twelve of whom will 
be current members of the 
Board and twelve of whom 
will be new members nom- 
inated and elected through a 
consultative process. In 1991, 
and thereafter the Trustees 
will be elected in accordance 
with the Articles of Incorpora- 
tion and the By-laws of the 

The parties have agreed 
that matters relating to the 
cottage owners should be 
resolved together in consult- 
ation with the "Cottage Com- 
munity" in an expeditious and 
equitable manner. 

The Synod affirms the 
basic integrity and faithful- 
ness of the members of the 
Board of Trustees of Mas- 
sanetta Springs, Inc. The 
Sjmod affirms its belief that 
the Board acted with good in- 
tentions as it sought to per- 
petuate the historic purpose 
of Massanetta Springs. The 
Synod regrets any perceived 
personal ill treatment of the 
Trustees, individually and 
collectively, at the meeting of 
the Synod on May 21-22, 
1989. The Synod, through the 
Council of the Synod, has con- 
sistently made it clear that it 
is dealing with issues, not 
people or personalities. In 
response to the conciliatory 
approach of the parties, the 
Synod shall cause the poten- 
tial challenge to the Ordina- 
tion Vows of the Trustees to 
be rescinded. 

The Board of Trustees of 
Massanetta Springs, Inc., 
regrets any perceived mis- 
communication or perceived 
fai 'ure to keep the Synod ade- 

quately informed. It has been 
agreed that the amended 
complaint pending in the Per- 
manent Judicial Commission 
of the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.) will be withdrawn. 

Both parties pledge their 
good faith and best efforts to 
effect a full reconciliation be- 
tween the parties, to work 
together for the benefit of 
Massanetta Springs in 
whatever manner its mission 
may be carried out, and do 
everything within their 
power to see that the terms 
and the spirit of the covenant 
are fulfilled. 

The Agreement 

Accordingly, as set forth 
below, the S5mod, and Mas- 
sanetta Springs, Inc. and the 
present Board of Trustees 
commit to each other as fol- 


The health and safety of 
the users and staff of Mas- 
sanetta Springs, Inc. will be 
paramount. The Board and 
Council shall jointly decide 
what must be done prior to 
the re-opening of Massanetta 
Springs, taking into account 
general safety matters and 
health standards for commer- 
cial buildings. 

The Cottage Community 

The Board and the S3mod, 
working together in consult- 
ation with the "cottage com- 
munity," will attempt to 
resolve the legal and property 
issues related to the "cottage 
community" in an expeditious 
and equitable manner. 

Massanetta Springs, Inc. 

The income from the Mas- 
sanetta Springs, Inc. Endow- 
ment shall be used for opera- 
tions or repairs as the Board 
of Trustees shall decide. 
Neither the principal of the 
Endowment nor the proceeds 
from the sale of any real es- 
tate shall be used to pay for 
repairs, remodeling, improve- 
ments or to fund operations. 
Real Estate shall not be sold 
nor mortgaged without Synod 

A sum not to exceed 
$100,000, with interest at the 
Prime Rate, may be borrowed 
from the Endowment by the 
Sjmod and re-loaned to Mas- 
sanetta Springs, Inc. for use 
at Massanetta Springs, and 
any such loan shall be repaid 
by Synod to the Endowment 
within three (3) years after 
the loan proceeds are ad- 


In the event Massanetta 
Springs, Inc. finds itself un- 
able to re-open the hotel and 
conference center, or, having 
re-opened, to continue opera- 
tions, and it determines again 
to. close the hotel and con- 
ference center, Massanetta 
Springs, Inc. agrees that it 
will not close or sell the con- 
ference center without the ap- 
proval of Synod nor sell the 
real estate owned by Mas- 
sanetta Springs, Inc. without 
the approval of the Synod. 

If the assets of Massanetta 
Springs, Inc. are sold, the 
proceeds will be held in fur- 
ther trust to be used in a man- 
ner consonant with the his- 
toric mission of Massanetta 
Springs and in the name of 

Massanetta Springs. 

Further Governance 

The Board of Tnistees of 
Massanetta Springs, Inc. 
shall in its further gover- 
nance be inclusive of the en- 
tire Synod. The Board of 
Trustees and the Synod will 
endeavor ultimately to have 
proportional representation 
geographically. Board mem- 
bers shall be inclusive in ac- 
cordance with the Book of 
Order, G-4.0403. 

In order to accomplish 
these goals and to building 
that inclusiveness, the follow- 
ing steps will be taken: 

Promptly upon approval of 
this agreement by the Synod 
and the Board, the members 
of the Board whose terms 
would have expired in 1989 
and so many of the Board 
whose terms would expire in 

1990 and 1991 as shall there- 
after leave twelve remaining 
Trustees, shall rotate off the 
Board upon the election of 
their successors. In their 
places, the Board will 
nominate, elect and then sub- 
mit to the Synod (or its Coun- 
cil) for election, the names of 
twelve persons chosen from 
the list of eighteen persons 
suggested by the Council. 
Those twelve persons shall 
take office promptly upon 
their election. 

At the Synod meeting in 

1991 nominations and elec- 
tions will be done as provided 
by the bylaws of Massanetta 
Springs, Inc. for the twelve 
trustee positions held by 
those continuing in office 
after the date of this agree- 
ment. Thereafter, the election 
of trustees will be in a manner 
provided by the bylaws of the 

It is agreed that decisions 

relating to re-opening Mas- 
sanetta Springs as a con- 
ference center, sale and 
mortgage of real estate and 
the emplojrment or selection 
of management will require a 
two-thirds (2/3) vote of the en- 
tire Board membership. Any 
such decision by the Board to 
open or close Massanetta 
Springs, if re-opened, or to 
sell or encumber real estate 
shall require the approval of 
Synod. Further, even if the 
Board does not have two- 
thirds (2/3) of its membership 
vote in favor of re-opening, so' 
long as at least twelve (12) 
Board members have voted in 
favor of re-opening, the issue 
of whether to re-open will be 
referred to Synod and Synod 
may direct that the con- 
ference center be opened upon 
the terms and conditions of 
this agreement. 


This covenant between 
Massanetta Springs, Inc. and 
the Synod of the Mid- Atlantic, 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 
was approved by the Board of 
Trustees of Massanetta 
Springs, Inc. by a telephone 
conference call on January 
31, 1990 and approved in a 
meeting of the Council of the 
Synod of the Mid-Atlantic, 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 
on February 17, 1990. Both 
parties agree that the 
Covenant shall be annually 
reviewed by a member of a 
Synod Committee to be > 
named by Council in atten- 
dance at a Board meeting of , 
Massanetta Springs, Inc. and 
remain in effect for a period of 
five (5) years subsequent to 
its approval and shall then be 
subject to renegotiation. 

The Computer Comer 

Bible available on computer software 


Pastor, First United Church, 
Westminster, Md. 

The computer is a powerful 
tool, particularly for writing 
(word processing). But there 
are other uses, and I focus 
today on a quite different one: 
Bible study. While there are 
dozens of computer Bible 
programs available, one I par- 
ticularly like is CompuBible, 
available from NASSCO, P.O. 
Box 65600-222, Lubbock TX 
79464. (For IBM and com- 
patibles - Price: $249 for basic 
system with one translation 
(KJV,RSV,ASV or NIV); $89 
additional versions; $99 for 
Reference Bible Window. 
Package pricing available.) 

I have CompuBible in- 
stalled on my computer, and 
it is excellent! Not only can 
you look at any verse or set of 
verses in the Bible in seconds, 
you can search the entire 
Bible (or any selected part) by 
word, words or phrases, in- 
cluding or excluding items. 
Searches (and verses) can be 
saved in separate files for fu- 
ture reference, or printed out 
to use later. 

One nice feature of Compu- 
Bible is that you can have 
more than one version of the 
Bible on the computer screen 
at a time. I regularly put the 

New International Version 
and the Revised Standard 
Version in separate "win- 
dows" on my screen. It is pos- 
sible to view up to four ver- 
sions at a time if you have 
purchased them for your com- 

Because CompuBible uses 
"pull-down" menus to control 
the program, you don't need 
to remember complex com- 
mands to use it. In fact, 
CompuBible can be used im- 
mediately after installation 
with a quick reading of the 
short but comprehensive 
manual. I wish this was true 
of most other computer 
programs I see. 

An option, Reference Bible 
Window, allows you to look up 
Scripture passages while 
using a word processor. While 
writing a sermon or Bible les- 
son, you can instantly "call 
up" your computerized Bible, 
find the passage(s) you want, 
transfer them electronically 
into your document, and then 
return to your writing. This 
powerful feature, however, 
has limitations. To use Refer- 
ence Bible Window takes 
128k of your computer 
memory (RAM) and is only 
practical if you have at least 
640k RAM. The main pro- 
gram CompuBible, uses 192k 
RAM, but is not memory-resi- 

dent. I hope future revisions 
will reduce the amount of 
RAM Reference Bible Win- 
dows requires. Also, each 
Bible version takes 3 
megabytes of space on a hard 
disk, and although NASSCO 
says you can use it on a flop- 
py-only system with swop- 
ping, I doubt I'd use the pro- 
gram often if it wasn't in- 
stalled on my hard disk and 
readily available. 

One other useful feature is 
an outline of the Old and New 
Testaments. You can search 
the outlines to find historical 
events or concepts. NASSCO 

promises a Hebrew/Greek 
Dictionary and version of 
Strong's Concordance that 
will also run under Compu- 
Bible. I'll try to obtain these 
and report on them in a future 

[Interested readers may re- 
quest the author's 10-page re- 
WARE. Send $3 to "Com- 
puters", c/oFirst United Pres- 
byterian Church, 65 Washing- 
ton Road, Westminster, 
Maryland 21157] 

Ferguson named head 
of Bicentennial Fund 

Richard M. Ferguson, former- 
ly associate director of the 
Bicentennial Fund of the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A), 
has been appointed director 
to replace the Rev. Donald E. 
MacFalls, who was forced to 
resign due to ill health. 

Co-directing the fund with 
Ferguson will be the Rev. 
George H. Pike, formerly ex- 
ecutive chair of the campaign. 

Pike will fulfill his many 
commitments for speaking 

engagements on behalf of The 
Bicentennial Fund, but will 
accept fewer such commit- 
ments in the future due to his 
new administrative respon- 

While announcing the 
changes. Stewardship and 
Communication Develop- 
ment Ministry Unit Director 
John Coffin thanked the 
Bicentennial Fund staff for 
their efforts in supporting a 
smooth continuation of the 

Page 9, The Presbyterian News, March 19190 


Presbyterian Family Ministries 

Barium Springs Home for Children 

Vol. VII, No. 2 

March 1990 

Lisa S. Crater, Editor 

Club donates childrens books 

During the 1 980's, there was 
a growing concern about the 
amount of iUiteracy in the 
United States. The educators, 
school systems, and media 
placed a greater emphasis on 
the importance of reading to 
infants and pre-school age chil- 
dren as a prelude to teaching 
them how to read. 

In 1988 the Parents Advi- 
sory Committee (PAC) of the 
Family and Child Development 
center (FCDC) decided that a 
library, full of children's books, 
would be of significant benefit 
to the children at the Center. 

The PAC donated enough 
money to buy books to start the 
library, and it has been grow- 
ing ever since. The children 
can check out books to read at 
the Center or take home, and 

the teachers check them out to 
read to their classes. 

Anyone can buy new books 
to donate to the library. Many 
of the parents have done so in 
the name of their child or chil- 
dren for birthdays, Christmas 
and so forth. 

Recently, the newly-founded 
Library Club from South Ire- 
dell High School bought some 
Golden Books with money from 
their dues and donated them 
to the FCDC Library. Half of 
the club's 20 members brought 
the books to the Center and 
read them in small groups to 
the children. 

Regina Welstead, one of the 
Librarians at South, said that 
the club wanted to somehow 
get involved with giving books 
to children. They had consid- 

ered starting a "Books for 
Babies" program in the area 
hospitals, similar to a program 
in one of the hospitals in 

Then they found out about 
the library at the Center. They 
decided to donate the books 
there because it would provide 
a good opportunity for the club 
members to get some first-hand 
experience reading to children. 

Welstead said the club hopes 
to raise more money for new 
books and visit the Center 

Studies show that reading 
to children while they are young 
is very important. The FCDC 
library is a successful step 
towards making books more 
accessible to children and 
their parents. 

....Or so 
it seems 

Earle Frazier, ACSW, 
Executive Director 

In the mid-seventies there 
was a tremendous outcry over 
children and youth being in 
institutions. The resulting 
removal of children from cor- 
rectional institutions, treat- 
ment centers, and children's 
homes significantly decreased 
the number of children in such 
placements. What happened to 
them? Many are on the street. 
Many more are locked up in 
private psychiatric hospitals. 

Many of us felt that the leg- 
islation of the seventies was a 
result of government wanting 
to reduce costs, which it did. 

Now insurance companies are 
wrestling with the problem of 
how to cover costs which can 
run from $12,000 to $27,000 
per month. 

The public and private sec- 
tors need to join hands and 
brains and dollars to address, 
in an efficient and effective way, 
the needs of our youth before 
they inherit the future. 

Pen & Ink DraWinqS CIpOutForm&Ma ToOrder 

^■f f Ua OKi^inol Qi iilrlli-k/^o Order: Fill out form below: send with check or money order before 
OT me Unginai DUIiaingS May 31, 1990 to Barium springs Home For children, 

of Barium Springs Home p.o. box 1, Barium springs, nc 28010. 

for Children 

The original Little Joe's Church 

INDIVIDUAL PRINTS - 10 x 14 $10 each 


1 . Alexander Building (Shoe Shop) 

2. Annie Louise Cottage 

3. Elementary School (New School) 

4. Howard Cottage 

5. Jennie Gilmer Cottage 

6. Lee's Cottage 

7. Little Joe's Presbyterian Church 

8. Lottie Walker Woman's Building 

9. McNair (Old School Building) 

10. Rumple Hall (Dining Hall) 

1 1 . Sprunt Infirmary 

12. Stowe Baby Cottage 

13. Synod's Cottage 

14. Boyd Cottage 

15. Burrough Office Building 

16. Oakland Superintendent's Home 

17. Round Knob 

SET OF 17 PRINTS; $99.95 per set 
81/2x11 No. of Sets 

$5.25 Per Box No. of Boxes 

(One print of each building per box) 

18 x 22 Collage of all 17 buildings 
$25 Per Print No. of Prints 

Total Amount Enclosed 


Address . 


Zip Code 

Orders cannot be filled unless they are 
prepaid. Orders not picked up at 
Homecoming will be mailed shortly 

Slide show 

The 12-minute Barium 
Springs Home for Children 
sHde show is available to 
church groups, or other in- 
terested groups, on request. 

A member of the staff will 
gladly come to your church 
or organization to discuss 
the Home's activities and 
answer any questions. 

Call Reade Baker, Direc- 
tor of Development, at (704) 
872-41 57 to schedule a pres- 
entation at your Sunday 
night suppers, meetings of 
the Presbyterian Women or 
Men's Groups, Sunday 
School classes, etc. You need 
to see this ministry in action 
to fully understand its serv- 
ice to families and children 
in need. 



(Synod. Thanks- 
giving Offering. 

OWBloprnvnl/PuMIc fManont 


Endowment Value October 1, 1988 $8,127,456 
Endowment Value September 30, 1989 $9,267,992 
A copy of the Annual Audit is available for review in the main office. 



Intended Capacity 
Number Admitted 
Numljer Discharged 
Total Served 

Average numl)er children per day 

Total Days of Care 

Average Length ol Slay (months) 

■Adolescent Center 
Pre-Adotescent Center 

"Family & Child Development Center 

Residential Services* 


FCDC" Agency Total 




Barium Springs alumni news 

Mr. Eugene V. Bosworth, 

Class of 1938, died on Decem- 
ber 23, 1989, in Hyattsville, 

He is survived by his wife, 
Hennie S. Bosworth; four sons, 
Larry, Jim, Michael and George 
L. Bosworth; two daughters, 
Sheryl Shuford and Patti J. 
Dagirmanilan; brother Robert 
Bosworth; and two sisters, 
Mary Borders and Eileen 

Mrs. Maxine Manning 
Beshears, 69, wife of Alum- 
nus J.D. Beshears (Class of 
1939), died in Clemmons, North 
Carolina on December 31,1 989. 

Mrs. Beshears was a native 
of Winston-Salem, and spent 
most of her life in Forsyth 
County. She was a member of 
Southminister Presbyterian 
Church and of the Piedmont 
Chapter of American Ex- 
Prisoners of War. 

Surviving her in addition to 
her husband are one son, James 
D. "Jim" Beshears, Clemmons; 
four brothers, Marshall Man- 
ning of Germanton, N.C., Leo 
Bill and J.W. Manning, all of 
Winston-Salem; and one sis- 
ter, Mrs. Lenora Beatty, of 
Denver, Colorado. 

Mrs. Nannie Mae Almond 
Mixon died on December 20, 
1989. Mrs. Mixon was at Bar- 
ium Springs in the early 1 900's. 
She left in 1915. 

Miss Rebekah Carpen- 
ter, who was a social worker 
at Barium Springs from 1934 
until her retirement in 1971, 
is now a resident at White Oak 
Terrace, a nursing home 

in Tryon. 

Hard work and dedication 
characterized Miss Carpenter's 
work while at Barium Springs. 
One of the Home's gift societies 
is named for her. 

Alumni can write to her at: 
White Oak Terrace, Post Of- 
fice Box 1535, Tryon, North 
Carolina, 28782. 

In Memory — In Honor 

Barium Springs Home for Children 


Address _ 


My gift of $ 

I wish to Honor 

Name of Honoree or Deceased 

is enclosed 


On the occasion of 

Date of death if appHcable. 

Survivor to notify 


Relationship of survivor to honoree. 

Mail to: P.O. Box 1, Barium Springs, NC 2801? 

Page 10, The Presbyterian News, March 1990 


Union Theological Seminary 

Paid for by friends and supporters of Union Theological Seminary in Virginia 


Marty Torkington, Editor 

Special opportunity from IBM 

IBM has agreed to match its 
employees' gifts to Union 
Seminary on a 5-to-l basis 
for the acquisition of new 
equipment or software. 

Students' computer needs 
and new technology in the 
library are ongoing UTS 

If you or one of your 
church members qualifies 
for this program, please 

make your contribution 
before the May 15 deadline. 

A $50 gift will make $250 
of equipment available to 
the seminary, and gifts up to 
$5,000 per qualified donor 
will be matched 5 to 1. 

Contact Robert J. 
Carlson in the Development 
Office, (804) 355-0671, for 
more information. 

Seminaries face 
media blitz head-on 

Students entering seminary 
today are part of the media 
explosion. They have grown 
up with television and video 
cameras in the classroom. 
They are, on the whole, com- 
puter-literate, accustomed to 
receiving information rapidly 
through visual and auditory 
means. Sometimes they 
themselves are skilled in the 
technique and use of media 

Then they come to semi- 
nary. Here they encounter an 
educational system tradition- 
ally based on classroom lec- 
tures and discussions, with 
perhaps an occasional il- 
lustrative film thrown in for 
emphasis. True, seminaries 
have modernized offices and 
libraries with word proces- 
sors, fax machines, micro- 
fiche, and the latest in com- 
puter cataloging. They have 
augmented slides and 16mm 
film with videotapes, multi- 
media expertise, and rear 
screen projection. But semi- 
naries are still struggling to 
keep pace with a technology 
that is running on the fast 

At a meeting last October 
at Union Theological Semi- 
nary, an ecumenical group of 

knocks twice 

Some of you may have at- 
tended the Evangelism in 
the Reformed Tradition 

symposium in Charlotte last 
October and wish you could 
remember all that was said. 
Some of you were not able to 

It's not too late. You may 
order individual or complete 
sets of videotapes or 

Write for an order form to: 
John Coffman, UTS, 
Media Services Depart- 
ment, 3401 Brook Rd., 
Richmond, Va., 23227. 

*Complete set of 11 
audiocassettes. ... $ 75.00 
(all lectures and 3 worship 

*Individual audiocasset- 
tes $ 7.50 

*Complete set of 11 
AAdeocassettes. ... $ 125.00 
(aFi lectures and 3 worship 

"Individual videocasset- 
$ 15.00 

theological resource produ- 
cers, librarians, catalogers, 
and archivists met to discuss 
the specific use of electronic 
media in the training of min- 
isters. They include in this 
category anything except 
printed material: slides, 
photographs, audiotapes and 
videotapes, 16mm films, 
filmstrips, records, certified 
prints, banners, and posters. 

Participants came from 
theological schools as far 
north as Boston and as far 
south as Atlanta. One par- 
ticipant was Fred Westbrook, 
Director of Media Services at 
the Candler School of Theol- 
ogy of Emory University. 
"Seminaries are the backbone 
of the church," he said. "They 
have the tremendous respon- 
sibility for training leaders 
for the church. Many employ 
creative persons and have ex- 
cellent media equipment, re- 
sources, and facilities. 
Through this ecumenical co- 
alition, we hope to help semi- 
naries identify their resour- 
ces, share expertise and 
ideas, and increase aware- 
ness of the potential of 
electronic media in theologi- 
cal education." 

At this initial meeting, par- 
ticipants discussed how they 
might standardize resource 
cataloging, preserve old 
photographs for historic pur- 
poses, and identify professors 
currently using media effec- 
tively in the classroom. They 
viewed videotaped tours of 
other theological institutions. 
Most importantly, they laid 
the groundwork for a support 

A second meeting on 
Union's campus is planned for 
October 2-4, 1990. It's theme 
will be "Enhancing the 
Theological Classroom." Par- 
ticipants will identify and 
document professors now 
using electronic media exten- 
sively in course designs. 
Before the next meeting, 
group members will compile a 
national mailing list, begin a 
newsletter, and produce a 
videotape designed to orient 
faculty to the importance and 
use of media in the classroom. 

Interested media persons 
from theological schools may 
contact Jeff Keezel, Union 
Theological Seminary in Vir- 
ginia, 3401 Brook Road, Rich- 
mond, Va. 23227, telephone 
(804) 355-0671, or FAX 355- 

A few more more donations and the newspaper truck will head off to the redemption 
center. Arthur Lodge and John Causey join others who devote Friday and Saturday 
hours each month to recycle the seminary's newspapers, glass, and aluminum. 
January's total was 4,800 pounds, way over their 3,000 pound monthly average. 

Theological schools receive honors 
for recycling waste nnaterials 

Hats off to the Richmond 
Theological Center for second 
place honors in the Colleges 
and Universities division of 
the annual Keep Virginia 
Beautiful awards! 

Members of the RTC com- 
munity (Union Seminary, the 
Presbyterian School of Chris- 
tian Education, and the 
School of Theology at Virginia 

Union University) have been 
rewarded for their efforts to 
preserve the environment. 
Since April, volunteers from 
the three schools have col- 
lected over 31,000 pounds 
(more than 15 tons) of 
newspapers, aluminum cans, 
and glass. Profits of $600 have 
been donated to Freedom 
House, a city shelter for the 

A pensive pumpkin, Rachel Christman, keeps Momma 
close at hand as she and ballerina friend, Lindsey 
Clarke, set out on a Hallowe'en outinc 


It was a singular honor. 
Keep Virginia Beautiful, Inc. 
is a non-profit organization 
that encourages schools, cor- 
porations, and organizations 
throughout the state to 
recycle their disposables. In 
January they sponsored an 
awards dinner to honor out- 
standing recycling achieve- 
ments for the year. Linda Wil- 
liams, PSCE student and 
originator of the program on 
campus, accepted the plaque 
on behalf of the RTC. 

Student and staff volun- 
teers set aside the third 
Friday and Saturday of each 
month for collection, gather- 
ing at Lingle Hall to receive 
and bag newspapers, sort 
glass by color, and crush cans. 
They load the recyclables into 
cars, trucks, and vans, and 
head for the recycling centers, 
where paper, glass, and 
aluminum are weighed and 
receipts issued. 

These environmentalists 
see their purpose as four-fold. 
They try to inform the com- 
munity about ways to con- 
serve resources, they hope to 
effect positive changes in life- 
styles (both Union Seminary 
and PSCE are urging the use 
of paper over st5a*ofoam), they 
collect recyclables from the 
community and turn them in 
for refunds, and they donate 
the profits to a charitable 

A new project will be to re- 
search the possible collection 
of discarded computer paper, 
which generates up to eight 
times the profit of 

For others interested in 
recycling, they recommend a 
new publication called Gar- 
bage: The Practical Journal to 
the Environment, which con- 
tains practical conservation 

A Faith More Precious Than Gold— Lesson 8, April 1990 

'The Time Has Come' 1 Peter 4:7-19 

March 1990, The Presbyterian News, Page 11 


The crucial nature of the mes- 
sage of this letter of 1 Peter is 
revealed in 4:7 when the writer 
announces, "The end of all 
things is at hand." 

When these words are ut- 
tered under any circumstances 
they usually produce a somber 
reaction. Although much of the 
time we are lulled into think- 
ing that things are going to 
keep on keeping on as they 
have been, we need to be re- 
minded that "there is no delu- 
sion like a temporary fact;" and 
the warning of an imminent 
end is meant to make us think 
seriously. We may not have the 
nervous fear of the person who 
confesses, "I don't even buy 
green bananas," and we may 
smile at one who wears the 
sandwich placard labeled "The 
End Is Near," but still we need 
to take seriously what Peter 
warns about. 

Great Expectations 

The entire New Testament 
breathes the air of anticipation 
of the end time. In gospels and 
in letters, in history and apoca- 
lypse, the expectation of what 
the Hebrew Scriptures called 
"the day of the LORD" is not 
far below the surface. Promoted 
by the prophets, the hope/dread 
of a day of reckoning included 
assurance of an eventual time 
of justice and righteousness, 
often with a King/Messiah in 
charge. Sometimes this king- 
dom is portrayed as being ful- 

filled on earth; in the New 
Testament it appears as being 
in another realm, beyond time 
and space. The culmination of 
the Christian faith is in it es- 
chatology, its concern about 
"last things." 

Hope Recalled 

Peter had started our chal- 
lenging his readers "to a living 
hope" (1:3, Lesson 2) and as- 
suring them that at the end 
they would have "an inheri- 
tance which is imperishable." 
(1 :4) The requirement for this 
"salvation ready to be revealed 
at the last time" (1:5) is that 
"as he who called you is holy, 
(you must ) be holy yourselves 
in all your conduct." (1:15) 

The church has continued to 
expect and prepare for the end, 
and the passing of centuries 
has not dimmed this outlook. 
Though the cosmic conclusion 
did not come in their time, the 
biblical writers recognized that 
the universal human death rate 
is 100%; therefore for each of 
us the time is near; "the end of 
all things is at hand." 

The Agenda 

In the light of this fact, what 
do we do? How do we live, know- 
ing we must die? Because of 
the theological base 1 Peter 
has set forth, the author is able 
to point out the ethical impli- 
cations of preparing for the end. 

Notice, first of all, Peter does 
not say to do nothing, to with- 
draw, or to despair. He begins 
by advising the opposite of 

being fretful and distracted: 
"Keep sane and sober," he 
writes, so that, with attention 
calmly focused you may face 
every crisis with prayer. (1 
Peter 4:7) You are at your best, 
your most honest, and you are 
most able to cope with what- 
ever presents itself, when you 
are in a spirit of prayer. 

Next, he labels as of great- 
est importance in facing the 
end time, "love for one another." 
The intriguing reason given for 
the primary place of love in 
preparing for "the end of all 
things" is that "Love covers a 
multitude of sins.: (4:8) What 
does this mean? The idea of 
sins' being covered would re- 
mind any Hebrew of the an- 
nual enactment of Yom Kip- 
pur, The Day of Covering 
(Atonement). The high priest 
in ancient Israel would confess 
the sins of the people over the 
sacred box (ark) in the Holy of 
Holies, then cover those sins 
with blood as the act of atone- 
ment, acknowledging God's 
forgiveness for the sins of the 
past year. For Christians the 
forgiveness implied goes 
straight to the cross of Christ. 

The covering of sins can also 
be put on a human level. For 
those who genuinely love one 
another in family or church, 
faults and hurts are forgiven 
and forgotten, covered up in 
love that is greater. 

Peter's imperatives con- 

— Practice hospitality, with- 
out begrudging it; 

— use each gift God has given 
you to the fullest. 

The purpose of this program 
in the light of the end is that ul- 
timately "in everything God 
may be glorified through Jesus 
Christ." (4:11) The prospect of 
this glory lifts the author's 
praise to a doxology: "to him 
belong glory and dominion for 
ever and ever. Amen." (that 
"for ever and ever" reminds us 
that what we may call "the end 
of all things" is not a termina- 
tion point with God!) 

Trouble Ahead 

Now that the members of 
Peter's audience know how to 
conduct themselves in the light 
of final events, he has a warn- 
ing to give them about the 
particular issue of suffering for 
the faith. As he had reminded 
servants in 1 Peter 2:20, there 
is no virtue in suffering when 
you have done wrong; but to 
suffer in the cause of and for 
the sake of Christ is a different 

Just what was "the fiery 
ordeal" Peter's particular au- 
dience of exiles was facing we 
cannot be sure; but we do know 
that those who follow Christ 
have continued to be perse- 
cuted in some parts of our 
world. Where are the ordeals of 
Christ being faced today? If 
judgment begins at the house- 
hold of God, where does the 
cause of Christ need our par- 
ticular help: our love, our hos- 
pitality, our influence, our gifts 
of God'^ grace? 

Since "the end of all things 
is at hand," whatever we must 
"suffer according to God's will," 
let us "do right and entrust 
(our) souls to a faithful Crea- 
tor." (1 Peter 4:19) 

Suggested Activities 

1. If your group feels com- 
fortable enough with each 
other, have a discussion of what 
you believe about "the end of 
all things." If you thought your 
world would end before dinner 
time tonight, how would that 
affect what you do this after- 
noon? Should there be any dif- 
ference between what you 
would ordinarily do? Conclude 
by reading 1 Corinthians 2:9. 

2. What other gifts of 'God's 
varied grace" have been be- 
stowed on the members of your 
group, in addition to the speak- 
ing and rendering service 
mentioned in 1 Peter 4:11? Talk 
about what it means to be a 
good steward, and how we help 
each other in stewardship. 

3. Discuss the power of love 
in the several possible mean- 
ings of 1 Peter 4:8, "love covers 
a multitude of sins." Refer to 
James 5:20; Proverbs 10:12, 
Luke 7:47. 


As several persons — includ- 
ing Mary Boney Sheats — have 
kindly told me, she is not the 
author of A Faith More Pre- 
cious Than Gold . The Bible 
study book was, in fact, writ- 
ten by Catherine and Justo 
Gonzales. J.S. 


A broadly graded vacation church school for a small church 


What does a small church do 
about vacation church school? 
What materials do you order 
when you have only one or two 
children per grade? It is dis- 
couraging to teachers and chil- 
dren as well to try to adapt 
activities designed for six or 
more children, when you have 
only two or three. 

We searched for materials 
for broadly-graded groups, but 
we did not find any. So we 
decided to prepare our own 
custom-designed curriculum 
for our group of fifteen chil- 
dren in kindergarten through 
sixth grade. 


We chose the theme: God's 
People Help. We planned five 

God's People Defend Those 
In Need (Rehab: Josh 2:1-21; 
Heb. 11:31; James 2:25) 

God's People Spend Time 
with Those in Need (Job 29:12- 
17; 31:16-22, 31,32) 

God's People Help Newcom- 
ers (Boaz: Ruth 2:1-19; 3:1-18; 

God's People Tell Others 
About Jesus (Priscilla and 
Aquila: Acts 18:1-3, 24-26; 
Rom. 16:3,4; 1 Cor. 16-19) 

God's People Use Their Gifts 
for Others (Dorcas: Acts 9:36- 


Our objectives for the study 
were to help each child to: 

• State that God loves and 
helps us, and wants us to love 
and help others. 

• Meet people in the com- 
munity or congregation who 
help others in Jesus' name. 

• Name five ways he/she can 
help others. 

• Practice helping others all 

Our Schedule 

9:30-10 Interest Centers. 

The first thirty minutes of 
vacation church school are of- 
ten lost because of late arrivals 
and time spent coaxing young 
minds away from thoughts of 
video games, swimming pools, 
and other summer activities. 
To redeem the first half hour, 
we started with Interest Cen- 
ters. Our purpose was to direct 
children's attention toward 
Bible stories, toward God's love, 
and toward helping and creat- 
ing. Each of our three centers 
was prepared and supervised 
by a teacher: 

• Library (Tapes, filmstrips, 

• Bible Games (After the 
first day this center included 
review games on the previous 
day's Bible study.) 

• Helpers (The children 
helped to prepare the morning 

As it turned out, after the 
first day, we had no more late 
arrivals. The Interest Centers 
did a good job of preparing 
children's minds for the Bible 
story and related activities. 

10-10:25 Storytime. Every- 
one was eager and attentive 
when we gathered for sto- 
rytime. Each Bible story was 
presented by a storyteller who 
used some special technique to 
tell the story such as pictures, 
puppets, or the dramatic use of 

different voices for different 

10:25-10:40 Singing. The 

story was followed by singing. 
Our singing was so much more 
fun, and seemed to sound so 
much better with the whole 
group of fifteen voices together 
than it would have sounded in 
smaller groups of one or two. 

10:40-10:50 Snack. 

10:50-11 Guest Speaker. 
After our snack, the group 
assembled to hear a member of 
our congregation or community 
tell how he or she helps others. 
The purpose of having these 
guest speakers was to help the 
children relate the Bible sto- 
ries to our times. Each speaker 
helped the children to think of 
ways they also could help oth- 
ers. Our guest speakers in- 

• A policeman (God's People 
Defend Those in Need) 

• A church member who is a 
hospital volunteer (God's 
People Spend Time with Those 
in Need) 

• A church member who 
teaches English to refugees 
(God's People Help Newcom- 

• A retired Christian educa- 
tor (God's People Tell Others 
About Jesus) 

• A church member who 
plays his harmonica in nurs- 
ing homes (God's People use 
Their Gifts for Others) 

11-11:45 Activity Centers. 
These centers were intended 
(1) to reinforce the Bible story 
and the idea of helping and (2) 
to provide opportunities for 
helping others. Each day we 
had two centers: 

• Games (simulations. 

• Crafts 

On the third day, we used 
this time period to take hand- 
made gifts to homebound 
members of the congregation 
living in the neighborhood. 

11:45-12:00 Cleanup. At 
the end of each morning, the 
children were involved not only 
in the cleanup (one way of help- 
ing), but also in setting out the 
materials for the next morn- 
ing. The purpose of having the 
children set up for the next day 
was to spark interest, and 
encourage them to return for 
another morning of vacation 
church school. 


Did this custom-designed 
curriculum work? The teach- 
ers said it was the easiest vaca- 

"Bible Study That Transforms," 
a Montreat Conference Center 
retreat on March 21 -23, will be 
led by John and Carol}^! Mar- 
tin of Elizabethton, Tenn. 

Using insights from the 
psychology of Carl Jung, par- 
ticipants will compare the ideas 
and events of the Bible with 
those of their own lives. Then, 
they will try to express their 
experiences through various 
media, such as writing, draw- 
ing and sculpting. 

"We feel this retreat will help 
those who attend learn how to 
study God's Word so that it 
nurtures both their minds and 
their souls," said the Martins. 

John Martin is pastor of 
First Presbyterian Church in 
Elizabethton. He is a graduate 

tion church school they had 
ever participated in, and that 
this ease allowed them to enjoy 
the children. The children's 
reactions to the experience are 
best summarized by one third- 
grader's remark to his mother: 
"This wasn't like Bible school. 
This was fun!" 

For more information about 
our teacher preparation, pro- 
cedures, resources, and activi- 
ties, send for a copy of our lead- 
ers' guide. Write: Lorelei Gar- 
rett, 2910 Amity Gardens Ct., 
Charlotte NC 28205. Prepay 

Lorelei Garrett is a teacher at 
Plaza Presbyterian Church, 
Charlotte, North Carolina, and 
a writer of Bible Discovery re- 
sources for grades 3-4. 

of Louisville Presbyterian 
Theological Seminary and has 
completed graduate studies in 
psychology, including a year's 
work with the regional train- 
ing center for Jungian analysts 
in Memphis. 

Carolyn Martin' a graduate 
of Southern Baptist Theologi- 
cal Seminary in Louisville, is 
Christian educator at First 

Registration is $65 per per- 
son if received 30 days before 
the retreat begins . Housing and 
meals will remain at the 1989 

For more information, con- 
tact the Montreat Prog?-am 
Office, P.O. Box969,Mor>f teat, 
NC 28757 or cal l (704 ■ 669- 

Montreat hosts Bible study event 

i£, The Presbyterian News, March 1990 

Medical missions 
conference slated 

PresbyteriEins in our area will 
have a special opportunity to 
attend the 1990 Presb3i;erian 
Medical Missions Conference, 
April 20-22 at the Raleigh 
Marriott Crabtree Valley 

While special discount air 
fares have been arranged for 
conference participants from 
all over the nation, most 
members of Presbytery of New 
Hope will have a relatively 
short drive to the event. 

The conference will begin 
with a dinner on the evening of 
April 20. Keith McCaffety, 
executive director of the Medi- 
cal Benevolence Foundation, 
will be the opening speaker. 

During the day on Satur- 
day, April 21 , the floor will be 
given to the missionaries. It is 
the desire of the foundation 
that those in attendance have 
the opportunity to find out as 
much about the medical work 
of our church as possible. You 
will have the inspiring oppor- 
tunity of listening to medical 
missionaries from Africa and 
Asia. Information regarding 
our Continuing Medical Edu- 
cation Program in Africa and 
our hospital-based village 
health work in India will be 
included among the reports. 

It will be just as exciting to 
hear the great opportunities 
for Christian witness that 
abound in our healing minis- 
try. Opportunities to meet in 
small groups and to chat with 

the missionaries will be pro- 

At the Saturday night din- 
ner. Dr. Richard Brown of the 
Good Shepherd Hospital in 
Zaire will speak. Dr. Brown is 
one of our authorities on pre- 
ventive medicine and AIDS. 

On Sunday morning, April 
22, everyone will gather for 
worship and an inspiring mes- 
sage. The meeting will adjourn 
at 1 0 : 3 0 a .m . , allowing time for 
those who wish to visit local 
churches for morning services. 
In addition, there will be a 
Sunday afternoon panel dis- 
cussion and lecture dealing 
with the stress related to 
service in remote and isolated 
areas of the world. 

Other speakers scheduled to 
appear are Salvador Garcia de 
la Torre, M.D. of Zambia; Cy 
Satow, M.D. of India; Judith 
Brown, Ph.D. of Zaire; Dan 
Reynolds, M.D. of Ethiopia; 
Larry Sthreshley, M.Ph. of 
Zaire; Ron Seaton, M.D. of 
India; and Zafar Gill, M. D. of 

Make plans now to attend 
this exciting conference and 
learn more about the medical 
work of the Presbyterian 

The registration fee is $100 
per person or $150 per couple. 
For more information, contact 
Medical Benevolence Founda- 
tion, 320 Hwy. 190 West, 
Woodville, TX 75979-9717 or 
call (409) 283-3773. 

Presbyterian Women 
making meeting plans 

The 1 990 Annual Gathering of 
the Presb3rterian Women will 
be held on April 21st at the 
B. N. Duke Auditorium on the 
North Carolina Central Uni- 
versity campus in Durham. 

Ms. Barbara McLean will be 
the keynote speaker. Ms. 
McLean is from Asheville and 
is the representative to the 
church wide coordinating team 
with the Synod of the Mid-At- 
lantic Women. The theme for 
the gathering will be "Led by 
the Spirit... Faithfully Serving 
God's People." 

At this meeting the Presby- 
terian Women will hear an- 
nual reports from the treas- 
urer, finance committee, the 
audit committee, the proposed 
budget, the proposed slate of 


The next stated meeting of the 
Presbytery of New Hope is 
scheduled for April 17 at 
First Presbyterian Church 
in Wilson. 

Future meetings of the Pres- 
bytery will be in July at Peace 
College in Raleigh and in No- 
vember at First Presb5rterian 
Church in Kinston. 

Story ideas 

Do you know of exciting work 
going on in the Presbjrtery of 
New Hope? Please write or call: 
Sylvia Goodnight, Route 16, 
Box 150. Greenville, NC 
. . jt.r.e (Q^ -1! 756-3991. 

officers, and any amendments 
to the by-laws and constitution. 

The closing meditation will 
be given by the Rev. Susan D. 
Fricks, campus minister at 
Duke University. 

The Presbyterian Women 
are also making plans for June 
and July. Presbyterian Women 
of the Synod of the Mid-Atlan- 
tic will hold their conference in 
two identical sessions June 1 5- 
1 7 and 1 8-21 at the University 
of Richmond, in Richmond, Va. 

In July there will be an 
enabler training session at 
Iowa State University in Ames, 
la. Plans are being made for 
all the enablers and the mod- 
erator of the Presbyterian 
Women to be in attendance. 

March 1990 

Sylvia Goodnight, editor 

Successful mission conference 

A large group of 1 48 registered 
participants and 20 missionar- 
ies gathered for the Presbytery 
of New Hope's 1990 Global 
Missions Conference on 
January 27. 

The sanctuary of the West- 
ern Boulevard Presb3d;erian 
Church in Raleigh was a fit- 
ting site for the conference with 
its central stained glass win- 
dow featuring a cross, wash 
basin and towel encircled by 
Jesus' well-known words, "A 
servant is not greater than his 
master... I am among you as 
one who serves." 

Mrs. Shirley Hamme, event 
coordinator, welcomed every- 
one and the Rev. Ed Byers, 
pastor of Western Boulevard 
Church, welcomed participants 
to the church. The Rev. 
Charles Sthreshley introduced 
the keynote speaker, Dr. G. 
Thompson Brown. 

Dr. Brown is a professor of 
international missions at Co- 
lumbia Theological Seminary 
in Decatur, Ga. and serves as 
the official liaison between the 
Presbjrterian Church, U.S.A. 
and the Church in China. Born 
in China and the son of mis- 
sionary parents. Dr. Brown has 
served as a missionary in Ko- 
rea and served as executive 
secretary of the Division of 
International Missions of the 
Presbyterian Church, U.S. 
during the 1970's. Dr. Brown 
was in China during the recent 
attempts at democratic reform 
and the government's violent 

"Presbyterians in the World 
Mission Today" was the theme 
of the keynote address. Many 
participants were surprised to 
learn that there are more mis- 
sionaries in service abroad 
today<than at any other time. 
Dr. Brown also stressed that 
not only our call to do missions, 
but the way Presbyterians go 
about the task of missions is 
shaped by our Presbyterian 

First, Dr. Brown said that 
Presbyterians believe that 
mission work is best done by 
and through the church. He 
emphasized that this meant the 
whole church — and not just an 
interested subsection of the 
church — was responsible for 
missions. Citing church his- 

Jack Hanna, left, discusses a mission project in Haiti, 
where a $30 donation will provide an educational 
scholarship for a child for a year. 

Dr. G. Thompson Brown, keynote speaker, pictured with 
Mrs. Shirley Hamme, event coordinator. 

tory, he reminded those pres- 
ent that prior to 1847 mission 
work was carried out by au- 
tonomous mission societies. In 
that year our denomination 
created the Board of Foreign 
Missions. Since missions are 
the focus of the whole church, 
said Dr. Brown, to be a mem- 
ber of the Presbyterian church 
is to be a member of the mis- 
sion enterprise. It is not an 
elective choice, but the busi- 
ness of the church! 

Secondly, Presbyterians 
believe that whenever possible 
mission work should be done 

that Presbyterians believe that 
we should co-operate with other 
Christian denominations. Sev- 
eral examples where this has 
been done successfully were 
given. One of the more out- 
standing examples is Korea. A 
current example for us is our 
cooperative work with the 
Episcopal Church in Haiti. 

A sixth important point was 
that Presbyterians believe 
mission is not just sending, but 
receiving; not only teaching, 
but learning. 

In closing, Dr. Brown 
stressed that missions should 

Meg and Melanie Patterson recently returned from doing] 
mission work in Brazil. 

in partnership with those who 
we are seeking to serve. This is 
not always easy. It means that 
we seek to go where invited 
and to serve under the direc- 
tion of Christian leaders in the 
countries where we are work- 
ing. Other than just embody- 
ing respect for others, this 
approach has the obvious ad- 
vantage that when missionar- 
ies must leave, the church in 
that area can take over the job. 
An obvious example is the 
church in China, where there 
have been no missionaries in 
40 years. 

Thirdly, Presbyterians be- 
lieve in a holistic mission. At- 
tention is given to the needs of 
the individual as well as the 
society, as we seek to minister 
to the body, soul and mind. 

Fourth, Presbyterians be- 
lieve that at the heart of the 
mission process is the procla- 
mation of the Good News of 
Jesus Christ. 

Dr. Brown's fifth point held 

be incarnational. Missions^ 
involve sending people. Dollars 
are important, but mission is 
made real through human 
contact. Participants were 
reminded of the model of Jesus 
Christ in whom "The Word 
Became Flesh." 

After an inspiring speech,j 
participants had the opportu-j 
nity to attend three of nine' 
study groups offered. These ^ 
looked at the Philippines, 
China, Japan, Ghana, Islam 
and the Middle East, Brazil, 
Haiti, refugees, and How to 
Promote Global Missions in 
Your Church. 

If you were unable to be a 
part of this special event, make 
plans to attend the exciting 
1991 conference. 

If you would like more infor- 
mation about missions, please 
contact the Rev. Charles 
Sthreshley, moderator of the 
International Missions Com- 
mittee of the Presbytery of 
New Hope. 

The Presbyterian News 

of the Synod of the Mid- Atlantic 

New Hope 
Presbytery News 
see page 12 

Vol. LVI, Number 3 

Richmond, Va. 

Charles Marks of the General Assembly's Church Voca- 
tions Unit leads the ministry preparation workshop 

Two-day workshop aids committees 
on preparation for the ministry 

^ . For committees on prepara- 
tion for the ministry to be suc- 
cessful, they need to under- 
stand and know the phases of 
the process, said the Rev. 
Charles Marks, leader of a 
two- day workshop for com- 
mittee members. 

"More committees realize 
that they need this prepara- 
tion," said Marks, an as- 
sociate from the General 
Assembles Church Vocations 

Twenty-five representa- 
tives from eight presbjrteries 
attended the synod-spon- 
sored event on Feb. 27-28. 

Part of Marks' presenta- 
tion touched on a Lilly project 
which is seeking ways to at- 
tract quality students to the 
ministry and is headed by the 
Rev. Dick Webster, former 
pastor of First Presbyterian 
Church of Hopewell, Va. 

He also discussed the 
synod's advisory committee 
on preparation for the minis- 
try, which is chaired by the 
^ Rev. Sylvester Bullock of 
Petersburg, Va. This seven- 
member committee is com- 
posed of CPM chairs or staff. 
Major problems it has en- 
countered to date include too 
many and redundant forms; 
the time and monetary com- 
mitments required of can- 
didates, committee members, 
and sessions; a need for train- 
ing for session members; and 
a need for a revised CPM 

The workshop broke into 
smaller groups to discuss 
CPM's roles with inquirers 
and candidates. 

Marks said the com- 
mittees' duties with an in- 
quirer are to help discern the 
call to the ministry, which 
later may become a call to the 
ministry of Word and Sacra- 
ment. This is a time to estab- 
lish mutual trust and respect. 
The committee should listen, 
judge th»'inquirer's maturity 

and sense their respon- 
sibility, and help the inquirer 
discern a call to an ap- 
propriate ministry. 

With a candidate, said 
Marks, the committee should 
help the person move toward 
readiness for ministry, and 
judge his or her ability to ex- 
press faith and theological in- 
sights in confessional lan- 
guage. He also stressed the 
importance of the 
committee's liaison role in 
final assessment of the can- 

Marks shared some statis- 
tics regarding clergy posi- 
tions available and the num- 
ber of candidates and in- 
quirers in the church. As of 
Jan. 1, there were 967 open 
positions in the Presbsrterian 
Church, (U.S.A.), of which 
388 were entry level. Of these 
entry level jobs, a majority 
were in small towns or rural 

At the same time, there 
were 1,191 candidates for the 
ministry and 669 inquirers. 
Racial/ethnic persons ac- 
covmted for 110 of the can- 
didates and 48 of the in- 

Overall, comments about 
the workshop were positive. 
"I've learned more in 24 hours 
than in two-and-a-half years 
as chairman of my commit- 
tee," said the Tom Whartenby 
of Galax, Va. in Abingdon 

Other presbyteries repre- 
sented were Coastal 
Carolina, Eastern Virginia, 
The James, National Capital, 
The Peaks, Shenandoah, and 
Western North Carolina. 

SjTiod Associate Executive 
for Partnership Ministries 
Wayne Moulder said the 
workshop will be repeated on 
an annual basis. The concept 
of such a workshop came out 
of needs expressed during a 
meeting of the presbyteries' 

The Presbyterian News 
P.O. Box 27026 
Richmond, VA 23261 

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Massanetta board elects 1 2 new 
members; will meet April 19-21 

The process of deciding Mas- 
sanetta Spring's future as a 
conference center moved for- 
ward March 17 with the elec- 
tion of twelve new board 

During concurrent, but 
separate meetings in Rich- 
mond, the Massanetta 
Springs board of trustees 
elected the new members 
from a list of 18 nominees 
named in February by the 
synod council. The synod 
council then approved the 

It will be up to the new 
board of trustees to decide 
whether factors of safety and 
economics make reopening 
the synod conference center a 
viable option. Whatever the 
the board's recommendation, 
final approval will come from 
the synod. 

Massanetta board vice 
president H. Carson Rhyne of 
Stafford, Va. said the board 
would meet April 19-21 for 
orientation of the new mem- 
bers. He added that he hoped 
the board could meet two or 
three times before the synod 
meeting in June. 

He said the Massanetta 
board should have some 
"sketchy recommendations" 
for the synod council when it 
meets May 4-5. However, he 
added, "we want to be sure the 
12 new members are well in- 
formed and come to their own 

The new members join 12 
holdover members from the 
former board of trustees. This 
board will serve for one year, 
then the remaining holdover 
members will go off" the board 
and another group of new 
trustees will be elected ac- 
cording to Massanetta's 

The new members are, 
with clergy or lay status and 
presbytery in parenthesis: 

Thomas Patterson Jr. of 
Farmville, N.C. (laity. New 

John Dean of Rehobeth 
Beach, Del. (clergy, New 

Forrest Palmer of Char- 
lotte, N.C. (clergy, Charlotte) 

Larry Anthony of Winston- 
Salem, N.C. (laity, Salem) 

Grace Solomon of Char- 
lotte, N.C. (laity, Charlotte) 

Jerold Shetler of 
Greensboro, N.C. (clergy, 

Steve Eason of Morganton, 
N.C. (clergy. Western North 

Robert Philleo of Annan- 
dale, Va. (laity. National 

Lora Jean Wright of Dan- 
ville, Va. (laity. The Peaks) 

Mary Louise EUenberger 
of Baltimore, Md. (laity, Bal- 

C. Wylie Smith of Laurin- 
burg, N.C. (clergy. Coastal 

Wyllian Yockey of 
Hampstead, Md. (laity, Bal- 

Members continuing from 

the previous Massanetta 
board are: 

Bonnie M. Allen of Dan- 
ville, Va. (laity, The Peaks) 

Glenn Q. Bannerrnan of 
Montreat, N.C. (laity. 
Western North Carolina) 

David B. Bradley of Rich- 
mond, Va. (laity, The James) 

Margaret B. Carter of 
Charlottesville, Va. (laity. 
The James) 

Isaac Freeman of Marion, 
Va. (laity, Abingdon) 

Albert L. Hedrich of 
Washington, D.C. (laity. Na- 
tional Capital) 

Kurtis C. Hess of Rich- 
mond, Va. (clergy. The 

Bette Morton of Richmond, 
Va. (laity. The James) 

Marvin Perry of Charlot- 
tesville, Va. (laity. The 

H. Carson Rhyne of Staf- 
ford, Va. (clergy. The James) 

Richard S. Ruggles of 
Front Royal, Va. (clergy, 

Anne Treichler of Wil- 
liamsburg, Va. (laity, Eastern 

Rhyne noted that the new 
board has at least one trustee 
from each of the synod's 13 
presbyteries. The Presbytery 
of the James has six trustees, 
an imbalance that resulted 
from the redrawing of pres- 
bytery lines. 

Rhyne asked the council to 
approve interim financing for 
Massanetta Springs through 
a loan from the interest on the 
Massanetta endowment, as 
previously agreed between 
the board and council. There 
is approximately $100,000 
available via this source. 

The council approved in- 
terim financing of up to 
$12,000 per month for the 
next two months. Rhyne said 
monthly operating costs — in- 
cluding $4,000 per month for 
security — are running about 
$10,000 to $12,000. 

Council Moderator Ed 
VanNordheim of Wilmington, 
N.C. noted that the Mas- 
sanetta board needs to start a 
capital campaign to raise 
funds soon, as the $100,000 
from the endowment interest 
will not last long. 

Campus ministry dominates 
Synod Council discussion 

Campus ministry was a 
much-discussed subject at the 
March 16-17 Synod Council 
meeting in Richmond. 

It first surfaced Friday eve- 
ning during the Finance Com- 
mittee report regarding the 
use of proceeds from the sale 
of the sjmod's building on the 
Duke University Campus in 
Durham, N.C. 

The building was sold to 
Duke University for 
$220,000. For the next 10 
years, however, the school 
will pay only interest at one 
percent above prime on the 
amount. Of this, 30 percent 
will go to New Hope and 
Salem Presbyteries. The 
synod should receive just over 
$12,000 per year. 

The Finance Committee 
suggested that the money be 
used to establish a "Visionary 
Fund" for new and creative 

Council member George 
Ducker of Radford, Va. asked 
why campus ministry was not 
mentioned as a beneficiary, 
since the money came from 
the sale of a campus-related 
property. The Rev. Ducker 
recommended that the funds 
be turned over to the Educa- 
tional Ministries Committee 
for use in that area. 

Synod Executive Car- 
roll Jenkins explained, how- 
ever, that a similar process 
had already occurred. Educa- 
tional Ministries originally 
earmarked the money for 
campus ministry. Then, at its 
September retreat, the coun- 
cil set four new priorities for 
mission, (see The Pres- 
byterian News, October 1989) 

Those priorities are ra- 

cial/ethnic inclusiveness; 
helping Presbyterians better 
understand and appreciate 
the Presb}d;erian system; ad- 
dressing declining member- 
ship; and addressing issues 
involving the quality and dig- 
nity of life. 

With those priorities in 
mind, the Finance Committee 
proposed the recommenda- 
tion before the council. 

After a discussion which 
occupied much of the first 
evening's session, the council 
approved use of the funds for 
"new, existing, creative, ra- 
cially inclusive programs in 
the areas of education, evan- 
gelism and social justice." 

The following day, the 
Educational Ministries 
report led to another lengthy 

In her opening remarks, 
committee chair Betty Gor- 
don of Farmville, N.C. 
stressed the importance of 
campus ministry in the 
synod. "We have more Pres- 
byterian students on some 
campuses than [members] in 
the largest congregations in 
the synod," she said. "We 
need to work with them or we 
may lose an entire genera- 
tion... this is important." 

While no one disputed the 
overall need for campus min- 
istry, one recommendation 
brought about a rebuke from 
council member State 
Alexander of Charlotte, N.C. 

Because of planned 
development by the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina- 
Greensboro, the four 
denominations with mini- 
stries on its campUvS vrir e 
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Page 2, The Presbjrterian News, April 1990 

The Cross, The Resurection, and Power 


Synod Associate for Ministries 

Lobby groups, weapons, money, 
manipulation, hierarchy, superhe- 
roes, choice. What do all these words 
have in common? They all represent 
some type of actual or perceived 

Issues of power are very real for us. 
Who makes decisions for us in our 
family, our churches, our community, 
our world helps to determine who has 
voice and vote, who has and who has 
not. How decisions are made often 
helps to determine the levels of trust, 
compassion and goodwill within 
human groups. 

Coercive power is one kind of power 
we all have known. A parent says "Do 
that and I'll swat you good!" A kid on 
the block says "if you don't give me 
that, I'll punch your lights out!" A 
committee says "We force the issue 
and take control." A member 
threatens to leave the church over a 
policy. A church withholds its money 
because of a stand taken by pres- 
bytery, synod or General Assembly. 

We all withdraw time, money, love, 
at times, in an attempt to get our own 
way. A small child threatens his mom. 

"I won't hug you anymore if your make 
me pick up my toys!" 

From a frustrated child screaming 
"I don't have to do what you say" to 
Eve and Adam grasping for the 
knowledge to become equal with God, 
to decisions which pollute minds and 
earth — we all, at times, choose to ex- 
ercise power as if we were God alone. 
Granted, there are many times in 
which we have been powerless or 
needed to assert our heartfelt con- 
cerns. Yet, for those of us who do know 
our choices, we often overstep the 
boundaries God has given us for life 
together in community. 

Jean Marie, a fictional pope forced 
to abdicate in Morris West's novel The 
Clowns of God, speaks to a group of 
British political figures at an ex- 
clusive club. "When I was elected 
Pope, I was both humbled and elated. 
I believed that power had been placed 
in my hands, the power to change the 
lives of the faithful, to reform the 
Church, to mediate perhaps in the 
quarrels of nations and help maintain 
the precarious peace we enjoy. All of 
you know the feeling. You experienced 
it when you were first elected to of- 
fice... A heady moment, is it not? And 
the headaches are all in the future!" 

"There is a catch of course — a trap 
into which we all step. What we have 
is not power, but authority — which is 
a horse of a different color! Power im- 
plies that we can accomplish what we 
plan. Authority signifies only that we 
may order it to be accomplished." 

I think that Morris West makes a 
very helpful distinction. We are given 
authority as parents to order family 
life so that our children can grow, 
learn and mature. But we do not have 
the power to determine what kinds of 
people they will be or ultimately the 
choices they will make. 

We are given authority as church 
members, elders, deacons, ministers 
to order the life of the church so that 
the love and grace and justice of God 
might flourish in the world. But we 
cannot command kindness. We can- 
not force grace to be realized in the 
hearts and minds of people. 

Scripture makes it very clear that 
God alone is powerful. We acknow- 
ledge that fact every time we pray "for 
Thine is the kingdom and the power 
and the glory." It gives me pause then 
to see how God chooses to exercise 
power in Jesus Christ, "who though he 
was in the form of God, did not count 
equality with God a thing to be 

grasped, but emptied himself, taking 
the form of a servant, being born in 
the likeness of humanity. And being 
found in human form, he humbled 
himself and became obedient unto 
death, even death on a cross (Phil. 2: 

Jesus does not coerce us to love. 
Jesus does not force us to follow. We 
are given choices, consequences and 
moments of breath-taking grace. We 
are given authority — personal and 
corporate — so that the Good News of 
Jesus might bring forth life in its 
richest abundance on this earth. 
Jesus Christ reminds us, particularly 
during Holy Week and Easter, that 
God's power is not grasping, nor 
manipulating, nor coercive. Jesus as 
our model challenges us to couple 

— authority with loving compas- 

— personal needs with the needs of 
the community 

— power with humility. 

Yet, Jesus is much more than a 
model. Jesus is our hope. For the 
power that burst the tomb of betrayal, 
denial, hatred and fear proclaims 
God's power to take our broken and 
sorry misuse of authority and redeem 
it so that life can begin anew. 

The relationship heals — especially in old age 


It was quite a meeting. We had just 
returned from visiting Bill's wife in a 
nursing home. Since Bill was con- 
fined to his home, totally dependent 
on others for transportation, he asked 
if I would take him by Tom's house. 
They had been friends for over 60 
years, but had not seen each other in 
some time. 

They sat in that darkened living 
room for over an hour, engrossed in 
their renewed friendship. Tom's wife 
and I sat nearby, chatting quietly, 
captivated by the way these two 
veterans of the years shared their 
stories. They recalled earlier days: 
memories of the neighborhood, the 
way life was back then in Lenoir, the 
old country store, where they both 
worked, the dairy farm and the 


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church. They chuckled at some of 
their favorite memories. At times I 
felt I was an intruder into their in- 
timacy. They celebrated their own 
"return to Bountiful." Soon the hour 
was over. 

Tom and Bill made me realize once 
again the value of old age. We are still 
a society that reveres youth and dis- 
parages old age. We spend billions of 
dollars on becoming young: face lifts, 
breast lifts, facial creams, hair dyes, 
wrinkle removers, adjusted birth 
dates. Who of us past sixty has 
recently told their age? Yet, there are 
signs that changes are on the way in 
this age of Megatrends. Banks are 
luring old money, realizing that 
money is with older people. Charlotte 
banking consultant, Mike Sullivan, 
has written a book. Banking on the 
Mature Market which gives advice to 
financial institutions on how to appeal 
to the older world. Corporations are 
realizing the potential profits from 
serving the over-50 market. 

Driving Miss Daisy has exceed all 
expectations at the box office, and will 
gross over $6 million this year. The 
movie's appeal to this ever growing 
older population has convinced the 
Motion Picture Industry to make 
more movies of character and dignity, 
not those which dwell on violence and 

sordid sex. Bob Hope, at the ripe old 
age of 86, has recently hired a movie 
agent and plans to return to making 

Yet, when will the Presb3i;erian 
Church (U.S.A.) realize that there is 
gray in our pews? This is the gray 
90's, and already 50% of our church is 
past 50. By the year 1995, 49% of 
Presbyterians in American will be 
retired. Young families are now a 
small part of our church. We are an 
older church, and we will grow much 
older in the next decade. It's time to 
deny our denial. 

Tom and Bill, these two soul- 
friends, so much like David and 
Jonathan in the Bible, made me feel 
some twinges of guilt. We do fail to 
visit the frail elderly. We are often not 
there when they need a ride to the 
store, the church, their friends's 
home. Told to love his neighbor in 
Jesus's parable, the lawyer chal- 
lenged, "Who is my neighbor?" I can 
tell you, legal sir. His name is Bill or 
Tom or Howard. Her name is Pearl or 
Nellie or Mary, or all those 
homebound people on the street 
where we live. Our neighbors will be- 
come more and more those frail elder- 
ly who cannot go where they want to 
go, whose life-space has shrunk to 
their living room or favorite chair. 

Henri Nouwen has said, "To care is to 
be present to those who suffer and to 
stay present when nothing can be 
done to change their situation." That 
is tough. But that is what Chris- 
tianity is all about. 

They hugged goodbye. Tom said 
softly, "Thanks for coming to see me, 
Bill. Not many come by to visit me 
now that I am stuck at home." Bill 
cracked some ancient joke, and we 
were gone. They never saw each other 
again. Once Bill tried to call Tom on 
the telephone, but they could not hear 
each other. Tom died a few months 
later fi-om another heart attack. Bill 
lingered in a nursing home for awhile, 
his spirit never confined by his wheel- 
chair, and one year later died from a 
stroke. But, for "one, brief, shining 
moment" they were alive again — res- 
tored to former days, carefree and 
happy. They could not turn back the 
clock of years, but they were young in 
soul. The relationship does heal — 
especially when you are older. 

It is Easter once again. 

Dr. Morgan, pastor of Fairview 
Presbyterian Church in Lenoir, N.C., 
has recently published a book of read- 
ings for older persons entitled. No 
Wrinkles on the Soul (Upper Room 
Books, 1990). 

Helping needy children is a tradition 


The small, brightly-polished brass 
plaque by the door of the Georgian- 
style house said "Thomas Coram 
Foundation." Within five blocks of 
Russell Square, we had noticed it on 
the maps, but had never had time, or 
taken time, to go there. It was close 
to Coram Fields, a large park area 
with the entrance sign "No adults ad- 
mitted without children" and two 
blocks from the Sick Children's Hospi- 

This past fall we took time, finding 
that Thomas Coram was an English 
sea captain and shipbuilder, who after 
making his fortune in the colonies, 
retired to London in 1719. There he 
was dismayed at the sight of babies 
left to die on the dung hills of the city. 
Sociologists have blamed the rise in 
the number of abandoned on the im- 
portation of gin to England in 1720 — 
just as now we read of children aban- 

doned by mothers who are users of 

With the help of friends such as 
William Hogarth and George 
Friederick Handel, Captain Coram 
was able to establish The Foundling 
Hospital — "foundling" meaning a 
child found on the streets. 

In reading the history, one could 
say that the founder had Progres- 
sive Ideas. Infants were placed with 
foster families in the country until the 
child was five, then returned to the 
hospital for schooling and to learn a 
trade. Jane Hogarth, wife of the 
painter, had over 23 foster children 
during her lifetime. It was intended 
that the children become productive 
members of society, so the trades that 
were taught — whether naval, domes- 
tic or other — allowed the children a 

During one period from 1756 and 
1760, in need of funds, the foundation 
with government money took any 

child left with the home, 6,000 a year 
instead of 400. If you have read John 
Boswell's The Kindness of Strangers 
on the subject of exposed and aban- 
doned children, you know that most 
children in those circumstances had a 
good chance of survival, even if in 
not-to-be-desired-lifestyles. When 
the Foundling Hospitals were estab- 
lished in France and Italy in the late 
Middle Ages, data show that the death 
rate was 90-95%. So it was at the 
Coram Foundation those four years, 
so Thomas Coram went back to solicit- 
ing funds from friends as well as 
bankrupting himself. Hogarth gave 
paintings from auction, Handel gave 
concerts — continued to this day. 

Three events this past fall rein- 
forced the impact of the Coram Foun- 
dation. Our Williamsburg Pres- 
byterian Women had for a program a 
speaker from the Children's Home at 

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(continued from page 1) 

faced with the prospect of 
having no facilities from 
which to operate. Working 
together, they negotiated an 
agreement with the imiver- 
sity. In return for giving up 
their former, separate build- 
ings, they will be allowed 
space for one building for use 
as an ecumenical center. 

As a state institution, 
UNC-Greensboro could take 
the ministries' properties 
without compensation, said 
Synod Associate for Mini- 
stries Rosalind Banbury- 
Hamim. However, by uniting 
and negotiating with the 
university as an ecumenical 
association, the ministries 
are able to get something in 
return for their former 
facilities. The Presbyterian 
campus ministry building is 
worth $192,500, she said. 

The committee asked the 
council to recommend to the 
Synod Assembly that it ap- 
prove membership in the As- 
sociation of Campus Mini- 
stries at UNC-Greensboro, 
Inc. so that the Presbyterian 
ministry can participate in 
this ecumenical facility. 

Alexander said it was un- 
fair that the recommendation 
did not mention North 
Carolina A&T University, 
which once shared a black 
Presbyterian intern with the 
UNC-Greensboro ministry. 

The agreement does not af- 
fect programming, said Ban- 
~ury-Hamm. It only pertains 
the legal transaction on the 
C-Greensboro campus. 
Alexander replied that "it 
is the principal of the thing" 
that is important. 'Tou have 
left out a meaningful part of 
the former UPC" in not men- 
tioning North Carolina A&T, 
he said. 

Council member Carlton 
Eversley of Winston-Salem, 
N.C. agreed. "Presbyterians 
need to be clear about what 
we think about North 
Carolina A&T" and other 
mostly black schools, he said. 
"Either we can be a racially 
and ethnically diverse synod 
and just assume things will go 
smoothly, or. ..we can be 
aware of each others feelings. 
Yes, this is important." 

At the suggestion of Vice 
Moderator John MacLeod, a 
five-person task group met 
during lunch and re- wrote the 
recommendation about UNC- 
Greensboro. The new state- 
ment emphasizes the con- 
tinuation of the Presbyterian 
campus ministries on a racial- 
ly inclusive basis at North 
Carolina A&T and other cam- 
puses throughout the synod. 

The task group also recom- 
mended that the council 
direct the Campus Ministry 
Sub-Committee and the 
Educational Ministries Com- 
mittee in their statements of 
purpose to be explicit in their 
commitment to racial/ethnic 
inclusiveness in all campus 
ministry programs through- 
out the synod. 

Council also directed the 
synod trustees to seek fund- 
ing for the synod's share of the 
cost of proposed facility and 
report at the May meeting. 

April 1990, The Presbyterian News, Page 3 

Sardis Presbyterian Church celebrates 200th 


of the Charlotte Observer 

turn of the 19th century, five 
cotton farmers chose a young 
preacher from Georgia to lead 
their new church in southern 
Mecklenburg County. 

Sunday, Feb. 25, a sixth- 
generation descendant of the 
Rev. Issac Grier looked out 
over a packed Sardis Pres- 
b3rterian Church at what his 
ancestor had wrought. 

"Happy birthday to 
you," said the Rev. 
Thomas Long, a profes- 
sor at Princeton 
Theological Seminary. 
"Well, 200 years. That's 

With a bow to the 
past and an eye to the 
future, the 1,800-mem- 
ber Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.) con- 
gregation, one of 
Charlotte's oldest, 
celebrated the bicenten- 
nial of its founding on 
Feb. 24, 1790. 

The service was 
replete with imagery, 
ceremony and memen- 

tos of the past. 

The congregation sang two 
hymns that were para- 
phrased psalms — at one time 
the only type of text allowed 
to be sung in the church, 
formerly Associated Reform- 
ed Presbyterian. One, fitting- 
ly, was O God Our Help in 
Ages Past, based on Psalm 90. 

Wooden offering plates 
dating to 1907 were circu- 
lated among the congrega- 
tion. Two former pastors — 
the Revs. Thorton "Tony" 

Dr. Jennings B. Reid, author of ''A Goodly 
Heritage," the bicentennial history of Sardis 
Presbyterian Church, signs copies of the book 

Tucker and Ernest Stoffel — 
returned to read from a 108- 
year old Bible. 

"Being 200 years old says a 
lot about stability, depth and 
roots," said Tucker, Sardis' 
pastor from 1969-80. "This is 
a church that has had strong 
pastoral leadership and 
strong family ties." 

Services at Sardis Presby- 
terian Church have been held 
in nearly the same south 
Charlotte location for as long 
as the ink has been drying on 
the Constitution. 

The current 
sanctuary is only 30 
years old, but the 
continuity between 
past and present 
was clearly evident 
in the congregation. 

The service drew 
nearly 60 descen- 
dants of the five 
original cotton 
farmers who had 
settled along the 
banks of McAlphine 
Creek more than 
200 years ago. 

"It means so 
much to me because 
I've lived in this 

area all my life," said Edgar 
Harris Walker, 76, whose 
grandfather was James 
Boyce, one of the five 

To mark the occasion, 
church members presented 
Habitat for Humanity of Mat- 
thews with a check for 
$30,000 to finance building 
one of seven homes for low-in- 
come families. Last year, they 
gave the group $25,000 for 

Bruce Wallace, 82, remem- 
bers driving to church with 
his parents, four sisters and 
brother in a black Model T 
Ford. The year was 1916, at 
the height of World War I, 
when the congregation was 
200 to 300 people. 

Sitting in a church annex 
building after the service, 
Wallace surveyed the young 
families and hundreds of 
children eating a celebration 

"It kind of makes you 
proud," said Wallace, waiting 
for his daughter to bring him 
a piece of pie. "There's a con- 
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Union Theological Seminary 



Marty Torkington, Editor 


UTS Receives Grant for Ministry 
Experiment in Appalachia 

Many Appalachian churches 
suffer from a chronic lack of 
permanent pastoral leadership 
even though the PCUSA has an 
oversupply of ministers seek- 
ing calls. Faced with the cur- 
rent logjam in the Presbyterian 
placement system, some mini- 
sters fear that if they accept a 
call to Appalachia, they may 
never receive another call to 
serve elsewhere. With this con- 
cern in mind. Union Seminary 
has proposed an experimental 
ministry program that 
provides promising ministerial 
candidates both entry into and 
exit out of Appalachia after a 
prescribed length of service. 

Funded initially by the E. 
Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter 
Foundation of Philadelphia, 
the program is modeled on the 
denomination's international 
mission programs. These 
programs support ministers 
during a year of home assign- 
ment in the United States 
following a period of service 
abroad. In the case of the 
seminary's Appalachian Min- 
istry Program, UTS and pres- 
byteries in Appalachia would 
place outstanding candidates 
in strategic locations in the 
region, where they would 
serve for five years. At the end 
of that time, they would come 
back to campus for a year of 

advanced study before return- 
ing to Appalachia or seeking 
calls elsewhere. 

President Hall shares his 
hopes for the Appalachian 
Ministry Program. "UTS has 
the opportunity to strengthen 
the quality of ministerial ser- 
vices to small churches in iso- 
lated areas of Appalachia and 
counter a denominational 
trend away from rural minis- 
try. At the same time, we can 
offer our graduates oppor- 
tunities to function in a 
theological and cultural 
context different from their 
own. Some parts of Appalachia 
are geographically remote and 
culturally different and suffer 
from absentee ownership of 
land and resources and im- 
ported management using un- 
skilled native labor. This 
program could provide a 
global-type experience for 
graduates seeking this type of 

Over the long term, the 
seminary believes this effort 
will call attention to the rich 
possibilities of a geographical 
area too often neglected by 
mainline denominations, and 
signal the importance of 
Appalachia as a place of 
rewarding ministry for com- 
petent candidates. □ 

Friends gather at Sprunt lectures. The Rev. John D. Macleod, Jr., 
former executive of the Synod of North Carolina, catches up on the news 
with old friends at the seminary's Sprunt Lecture series in February. 
Because he completed three degrees at Union (M.Div. '45, Th.M. '49, 
Th.D. '52), John has classmates who participate in numerous class 

Pastors' conference interpreted. Despite what some students may feel. Union Seminary faculty do not 

need interpreters when they lecture. An exception occurred in February, when a group of Presbyterian pastors 
assembled at the seminary for the Theological Lectures for Korean-American Pastors Conference. Each lecture 
of the two-day conference, sponsored by the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic, was verbally translated into Korean 
for the 40 ministers attending. The Rev. Edwin E. Kang (UTS '66), staff specialist for Korean ministries for 
National Capital Presbytery and the Synod of the Mid- Atlantic, was conference coordinator. 

Alumni/ae Association Honors Outstanding Librarian 

The Alumni/ae Board of 
Union Theological Seminary in 
Virginia has announced that it 
will dedicate its Alumni/ae 
Library Book Endowment in 
honor of Martha B. Aycock, 
associate librarian at the semi- 
nary. The announcement was 
made at the annual reunion 
luncheon of alumni/ae in 
February. Ms. Aycock expects 
to retire in 1991 after 38 years of 
service to students, faculty, 
and alvimni/ae of the seminary. 

Ms. Aycock joined the 
seminary's library staff in 1953. 
Since then, she has served as 

acquisitions and reference 
librarian, and is currently 
associate librarian. 

Educated at the University 
of Richmond (Westhampton 
College), Virginia Common- 
wealth University, and the 
Presbyterian School of Chris- 
tian Education, Ms. Aycock 
also engaged in graduate 
studies at The Catholic Univer- 
sity of America and at Union 
Theological Seminary in Vir- 

She has served as president 
of the Richmond Area Associa- 
tion for Retarded Citizens, the 

Virginia Association for 
Retarded Citizens, and 
PROMISE, a statewide coali- 
tion promoting education for 
the handicapped. She was a 
member of the Governor's 
Committee on Education. 

Ms. Aycock is one of four 
on the staff at Union Seminary 
to have served as president of 
the American Theological 
Library Association, whose 
members represent 200 
theological institutions across 
the country. She continues to 
serve as records manager for 
that organization. □ 

Did You Know? 

Interpretation, an interna- 
tionally-respected journal of 
Bible and theology, is publish- 
ed quarterly from the campus 
of Union Theological Semi- 
nary. Now in its 44th year, the 
journal continues to receive 
wide acclaim from scholars 
and theologians for its service 
to the church. 

Other facts about Interpreta- 
tion may surprise you. For in- 
stance, did you know 

• that it is one of the most high- 
ly respected of the theological 
journals currently being pub- 

• that it is read by pastors, 
professors, seminary stu- 
dents, and others living in 
every state of the nation and 
in over 85 countries overseas, 
including far-away lands 
such as the Sultanate of 
Oman, Malagasy Republic, 
the Republic of Kiribati, and 
the Tonga Islands? 

• that it is found on the shelves 
of more than 1,600 college, 
university, seminary, and 
public Libraries? 

• that it is indexed by all major 
library index services? 

• that its contributors include 
not only current outstand- 
ing scholars but young 
scholars of the future, not 
only Protestants but inter- 
faith contributors as well? 

• that its advisory council is 
composed of men and 
women who teach at lead- 
ing theological schools 
throughout the United 
States, and at least one 
parish minister? 

• that its renewal rate holds at 
77%, which is considered 

• that it is currently translated 
into Japanese on a regular 
basis? □ 

New Director 

Celia Luxmbore, former director of 
marketing resources for the 
Presbyterian School of Christian 
Education, didn't have far to move 
in March when she accepted a posi- 
tion as the director of communica- 
tions at Union Seminary. Her 
extensive background in market- 
ing and publications stands her in 
good stead as she moves across the 
road to assume the responsibilities 
of her new position. 


April 1990, The Presbyterian News, Page 5 

Montreat older adult leadership conference leaders 
Robert Atchley, left, and Rita Dixon 

News Briefs. 

Zuni Training Center was represented at a special display 
of Virginia products at Bloomingdale's during February. 
Peanuts raised as a part of the center's vocational training 
program for developmentally disabled young adults were fea- 
tured in the display, sponsored by the Virginia Department of 
Agriculture. Robert Bishop is superintendent of the Zuni 
Training Center. 

Dorothy C. Home of First Presbyterian Church of Con- 
cord, N. C, Charlotte Presbytery, was elected to the governing 
cabinet of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators 
during its annual meeting in Kansas City in February. 

O. Randolph Rollins, an elder at First Presbyterian 
Church of Richmond, Va. has been named to the General 
Assembly's Special Committee on the Nature of the Church 
and Its Practice of Governance. 

Patrick B. Bell of Grace Covenant Church in Richmond is 
the first woman to be appointed as a full time judge in that city. 
She is on the Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations 
District Court. 

Robert H. Pryor is the new director of Camp Hanover in 
Mechanicsville, Va. for the Presbytery of The James. He is the 
former manager and director of Camp Rockfish, a Methodist 
camp in Parkton, N.C., and holds degrees from Davidson 
College and the University of North Carolina. 

Samuel Ervin of Morganton, N.C. is a member of the 
General Assembly Program Committee which is helping plan 
the 202nd General Assembly, May 29-June 6 in Salt Lake City. 

Former' Presbyterian News editor Bob Milks is now an 
editor for the Oxford University Press in Cary, N.C. 

Care for children traditional 

continued from page 2 
Grandfather Mountain. I 
heard the Rev. Donald Hamil- 
ton speak in New Castle Pres- 
bjd;ery of the changing role of 
the Children's Homes of the 
former Synod of the Virginias. 
And I received in the name of 
Presbyterian Women a cita- 
tion from VEFC, Volunteer 
Emergency Foster Care, 
which has been able to ex- 
pand its program in the S5rnod 
thanks to the last Birthday 
Offering of the Women of the 
Church, PCUS. 

The Coram Foundation 
has also turned to new 
programs — foster care, sup- 
plement social services, in- 
novative ways to serve the 
needs of children. In England 
and here, babies are still 
being abandoned in 

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In a large room at the foun- 
dation are trays of items left 
there two hundred years ago. 
Each mother, giving up a 
child, was asked to leave a 
token, so that the child could 
be identified if ever the 
mother was able to reclaim it. 
Small necklaces of coral 
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Older adult leadership event is May 14-18 

"Behold, 1 am doing a new 
thing; now it springs forth, do 
you not perceive it?" Isaiah 
43:19 is the basis for the 
theme of this year's Montreat 
Older Adult Leadership Con- 
ference: "The Gray 90's: 
Bridge to the Twenty-First 

The Older Adult Leader- 
ship Conference, May 14-18, 
provides an opportunity for 
persons interested in older 
adult ministry to develop the 
skills, resources, and inspira- 
tion needed for meeting the 
challenges that lie ahead. 

More than half of Pres- 
byterians are over the age of 
55, and one in five is over age 
65. There is a critical need 
within the church to under- 
stand the issues of aging, to 
celebrate the special gifts 
older persons have to offer 
church and community, and 
to address the special needs of 
older adults. 

This conference is designed 
to equip lay leaders and pas- 
tors of local congregations to 
develop older adult ministries 
according to their needs and 

Conference leadership fea- 
tures Robert Atchley, 
Ph.D., director of the Scripps 
Gerontology Center and 
professor in the Department 
of Sociology and Anthropol- 
ogy of Miami University, Ox- 

Historical society 
to meet April 28 
in Raleigh 

The annual spring meeting of 
the North Carolina Pres- 
byterian Historical Society 
will be held Saturday, April 
28 at Hudson Memorial Pres- 
byterian Church on Six Forks 
Road in Raleigh. 

Dr. Bobby Moss of Black- 
sburg, S.C. will speak on the 
Scotch-Irish migrations. Dr. 
Moss, formerly of Limestone 
College, is a recognized 
scholar and has been active in 
societies dealing with Scotch- 
Irish concerns. 

Registration is at 10 a.m., 
followed by the business ses- 
sion. The program will end by 
2 p.m. Lunch is $5. Lunch 
reservations can be made 
with the society's secretary, 
John D. MacLeod at P.O. Box 
19361, Raleigh, N.C. 27619. 
The meeting is open. 

Dr. Jacob L. Kincaid is 
president of the North Car- 
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ford, Ohio. Dr. Atchley is a 
well-known author, lecturer, 
and teacher in the field of 
gerontology, and is past presi- 
dent of the American Society 
on Aging. Dr. Atchley will 
give the keynote address on 
Tuesday morning. May 15. 

Dr. Rita Dixon will be the 
worship leader for the week. 
She is the coordinator for 
black congregational enhan- 
cement for the Racial/Ethnic 
Ministry Unit, Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.). The con- 
ference will begin with a 
keynote worship experience. 

Music will be led by Nor- 
man Bowman, minister 
emeritus, Church of Scotland, 
from Saltcoats, Scotland. 
Recreation experiences will 
be led by Mrs. Carlita 
Hunter, Director of Chris- 
tian Education, Bethel Pres- 
byterian Church, Davidson, 
North Carolina. 

Workshop titles include: 
Listening with a Whole 
Heart; Nutrition and Health: 
Memory Expansion and 
Stress Reduction; Ministry 
and "High Tech" in Your 

Church Program; Leadership 
and Psychological Types; Sex 
and Intimacy in the Later 
Years; the "Boom Genera- 
tion": Impact on the Future; 
Gray Hair and I Don't Care; 
The ABC's of Older Adult 
Ministry; Outreach and Ad- 
vocacy; Trusting God Into the 
21st Century; Dealing With 
Loss; and "Theological Dis- 
cipline and the Aging Revolu- 

"Malissia of Tom's Creek 
and Brush Mountain" fea- 
tures an evening of stories 
and art by Joni Pienkowski 
of Blacksburg, Va. Joni's 
tales are based on her 33- 
piece collection of drawings 
depicting the artist's 10-year 
friendship with Malissia, a 
reclusive, elderly mountain 
woman. The entire exhibi- 
tion will be on display 
throughout the week. 

For more information 
about the Older Adult 
Leadership Conference con- 
tact the Montreat Conference 
Center, P. O Box 969, 
Montreat, NC 28757, 
Telephone 704-669-2911. 

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is an opportunity for individuals and families to worship, play, study 
and experience a Christian community for a week of learning, 
sharing and growing. Unique to the School is its generational, 
theological, racial and social mix of Presbyterians from Delaware to 
North Carolina, including city and rural communities. 


located in a residential area of Lynchburg, Virginia — ^this beautiful 
100-acre campus provides something for everyone. Dormitory hous- 
ing, snack bars, an indoor pool, tennis courts, lots of classroom space 
and plenty of room for walking and recreational activities are all 
available to participants. Buffet style meals are served in a central 
dining room. A packet including map will be sent to you upon receipt 
of registration. 


Dress at the School is informal — shorts and casual clothes are "in." 
You may want to bring recreational equipment and toys or games for 
your children; fans; extension cords, etc. More details on what you 
may want to bring will be sent out upon registration. SORRY, DUE 


There is a conscious effort at the School to be one inclusive community 
while also recognizing and serving the various segments of the com- 
munity. Informal worship after breakfast is for the total community 
and will be led by the Reverends Sylvester and Beverly Bullock, 
co-pastors of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Petersburg, VA. A 
more traditional worship service in the evenings is designed espe- 
cially for adults. This year's evening worship leaders will be the Rev. 
Rosalind Banbury-Hamm, Assoc. Executive for Synod Ministries, 
Synod of the Mid-Atlantic, and the Rev. L.V. Lassiter, pastor of 
Northminster Presbyterian Church in Washington D.C. 


includes informal gatherings, an evening out, and space set apart, 
and is planned so that these individuals have an opportunity for sup- 
portive fellowship. 


You may participate in both morning classes, and afternoon and 
evening activities. The morning classes are mandatory (as is morning 
worship) while afternoon and evening activities are optional. These 
may include field trips, arts and crafts, and organized recreation. 


7:45 a.m. 





Community Worship 


Evening Community 







Evening Worship 


Optional Afternoon 


Quiet Time 



Facilities on the Randolph-Macon campus are college dormitory 
style. Most rooms have two beds. There are a limited number of 
triples and singles. Each floor is equipped with several hall baths, but 
no bath facilities are available in the dorm rooms. The double rooms 
have ample space for children with sleeping bags. 
Costs: Please note that the $35 Registration Fee for Synod School is 
not included in the housing costs. Linens are furnished. 
All prices quoted are for the entire week. 

Housing: Individuals — double room occupancy per person $50.00 
Family — two adults, two children (ages infant to 10) in family room, 
children in sleeping bags — per family $125.00 
Additional children in family room using sleeping bags — per 
child $25.00 

Private room accommodations — per person $75.00 
Meals: Adult (age 10 up) $65.00 • Children (2-10) $37.50 
There is no charge (housing, meals or registration) for children under 
2 years of age. Cribs for infants are not available at the college. 
Parents should plan to bring portable cribs for their children. 
Synod School Registration Fee (ages 2 and up) $35.00 per person 

JULY 8^ 




Children and youth of all ages are welcome provided they are 
accompanied by a parent or parent substitute. Young people in 
grades 7 — 12 may register with an adult participant who will be 
responsible for them throughout the week of the School. There must 
be one adult chaperone participant for every three youth 
participants. Adults will be housed near the youth for whom they 
are responsible. 

In the mornings, supervised activities including recreation, crafts, 
music, and other learning experiences are provided for all children 
and youth. Child care is provided for infants through two year olds. 
Classes are taught by well qualified leaders as follows: 3 & 4 year 
olds, Kindergarten-Grade 1, Grades 2-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8 
and Grades 9-12. Enrollment is determined by "entering grade" for 
Fall 1990. 

Programs for both Senior and Junior Highs will be provided. 
Leaders for Senior Highs will be Bill DePrater and Sylvester 
Shannon. Leader for Junior High will be Fritzi Scott. 

PLEASE NOTE: Persons beyond high school age are expected to 
register as adults. 


MINI-COURSES will be offered for all participants each afternoon 
providing overviews of the morning classes as well as other topics. 

ART Drawing What You See, a short course based on the principle 
of Betty Edwards' book. Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain . A 
series of fun- to-do exercises which help you improve your observation 
skills while getting rid of fears and hang-ups about drawing. Ages 
8-80. 2:00-4:00 p.m. Monday— Thursday. Instructor: Marji Gravett 

CRAFTS for all ages will be available each afternoon and will be 
taught by Christy Jones. 


on a first come basis, giving preference if at all possible to your first 

FULL MORNING COURSES— 9:15 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. 


A workshop on Spiritual Growth and Development through jour- 
naling and reflection. Using a variety of spiritual exercises, we will 
explore our inner thoughts and feelings about God. Each participant 
will keep a journal of his/her experiences in this workshop. These 
journals will become the foundation for reflection and exploring new 
dimensions of spirituality. 

Marion A. "Jack" Mills is currently associated with Plumbline 
Associates, a group specializing in human resource and organiza- 
tional development. Jack has been an Associate Executive, pastor 
and Army chaplain. He has done extensive training in human 
relations, conflict managements and organizational behavior and de- 


This course will explore life transitions that challenge people in 
mid-life. Participants will identify and discuss common changes that 
occur during the middle years. Most everyone experiences physical 
and psychological change and the aging of parents. Many face the 
growing up, departure and return (!) of children; the restructure of 


The Presbyterian News, April 1990, Page 7 






families through death or divorce; becoming a grandparent; retiring 
from a career; becoming ourselves as God's children? What are the 
implications for our spiritual journey and the meaning of life? 

Jan McGilliard is the Enabler for the Mid-Atlantic Association 
for Ministries with Older Adults, a Synod-related group. 


In this course we will attempt to identify who the child is in us, and 
what it means to nurture this child. We will work, play, think, laugh, 
and try to set ourselves directions which will help us nurture our own 
child and the child in those we love. 

Bill Pauley is the pastor of the Chadbourne Presbyterian Church, 
Chadbourne, NC. During his thirty years of ministry, he has been a 
pastor, college administrator and teacher, campus minister and 
Synod Regional Communicator. 


A new strategy in the Global Mission of the PC (USA) is a greater 
emphasis on Mutuality in Mission — working together across na- 
tional boundaries, with expertise and resources flowing back and 
forth. Many presbyteries have developed Partnership with entities of 
the Church in other countries. This course will trace the process of 
establishing such an International Partnership, using as an example 
the partnership in Central America between the Presbytery of the 
Peaks and Latin American Evangelical Center for Pastoral Studies 

Edith Patton is the Associate Presbyter for Education and Mis- 
sion, Presbytery of the Peaks. She has been a member of Presbytery/ 
Sjmod International Partnership Committee, and has been directly 
involved with Presbytery Partnership since 1983. 


This class is designed to develop or renew a vision of how music 
may be an inclusive, creative addition to worship for a variety of ages 
or congregation sizes. Models may be applied for existing or new 
groups. This class is not just for musicians, but anyone with an 
appreciation or desire for a fresh approach to music and worship. 

Lindy Bodkin is a free-lance commercial artist and Director of 
Christian Education/Music for Community in Christ Presbyterian, 
Greensboro NC. For over 13 hears she has directed children, adult 
and handbell choirs. Her experience has included starting up choirs 
. as well as building and expanding existing choirs. 


Part of being re-created in the image of God includes recreating in 
the Christian community. Come learn how to play in church in a non- 
threatening, inclusive and fun way. Participants will gain skills in 
planning and leading recreation in a variety of settings, including 
church night suppers, retreats. Vacation Bible school, officers' re- 
treats, etc. No skills are required — merely a youthful spirit and a 
willingness to play in the name of Christ. 

Richard Banbury-Hamm is an ordained minister and educator, 
presently "re-created" as house-husband in Richmond, VA. His 
experience in the past ten years includes having led recreational 
events for children, youth and adults in churches, presbyteries and 
the synod. 


(OFFERED TWICE) 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. 


Our church subscribes to the doctrine that the Confessions are 
subordinate to the Scriptures, but help guide the church in the study 
and interpretation of the Scriptures. We will use the Brief Statement 
of Faith in our study of Scripture passages. 

Edward Newberry is pastor of Memorial Presbyterian Church in 

Charlotte, NC and a member of the General Assembly Special 
Committee for the Brief Statement on Reformed Faith. 


This study of the Book of the Acts by Luke provides us with a clear 
understanding of the early church at work defining its faith and life. 
Presbyterian Women will be exploring this material in 1990-1991 in 
their Circle Bible Study. This exciting study of Christianity as it 
relates to culture then and now will give the participants new 
perspectives on faithful discipleship. 

Ken Rogers is Pastor of Saint Andrew Presb5^erian Church, Lyn- 
chburg, VA. As a member of the Presbytery of the Peaks, he chairs the 
Division of Administration. He will be writing a Study Guide for the 
PW Bible Study for 1990-91. 


What is AIDS? How does the disease spread? How does it affect 
people? What educational models can I use back in my home church 
to address the issues of AIDS and its affects on all Christians? 

Dr. Boyd Francis is the Director of the Division of Infectious 
Diseases for Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He works with AIDS 
patients on a daily basis and speaks often to groups regarding the 
AIDS disease and how we as Christians can respond compassion- 

The AIDS Council of Western Virginia is a non-profit commu- 
nity group organized in 1986 to provide accurate information and as- 
sistance to people concerned about or affected by AIDS and human 
immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections. The AIDS Council will also 
provide leadership for this course. 

4. DIRECTORY FOR WORSHIP (Offered 9:15 a.m. only) 

This course will explore Directory for Worship, and how to use it in 
services and devotions as well as accompan3dng resources. 

Carroll D. Jenkins is Synod Executive and Stated Clerk of the 
Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. 

11:00 a.m. only) 

This course will review the actions of the 1990 Assembly and allow 
the opportunity to explore their impact on the church. 
Carroll D. Jenkins 


We regret that we cannot accept any Synod School regis- 
trations over the phone. All registrations must be made 
in writing and accompanied by a $35.00 per person reg- 
istration fee. Deadline for registration is June 15, 1990.* 

*PLEASE NOTE: Your registration fee is refundable only 
if cancellation is made by JUNE 14, 1990. 

For more information call the office of the Synod of the 
Mid-Atlantic in Richmond, Virginia— (804) 342-0016. 


Presbyterian Home & Family Services, Inc. 

An Agency of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 

Genesis House Program Offers a New 
Beginning for Children in Crisis 

36 Children Served in First 5 IVIonths 

A fresh start for abused or neglected 

Genesis House 

On Sept. 13, 1989, a two-year- 
old and a three-year-old moved 
into a newly renovated build- 
ing on the Presbyterian Home 
campus in Lynchburg, Va. 
They were the first residents 
in the temporary facility for 
the Genesis House Program, 
an emergency shelter program 
for abused and neglected chil- 
dren ages 2 through 12, and 
the newest ministry of Pres- 
byterian Home & Family 
Services, Inc. 

Within three weeks, the 
youngsters had been joined by 
four others, and there had 
been approximately 30 inqui- 
ries about possible future res- 
idents. From this response, it 
was clear that the Genesis 
House Program was an idea 
whose time had come. 

By providing abused and 
neglected children with round- 
the-clock emergency shelter 
and care, seven days a week, 
including holidays, for up to 
60 days (while suitable place- 
ment is found in a safe and 
loving environment), the Gen- 
esis House Program is, indeed, 
filling an urgent demand in 
the Lynchburg community. In 
1988 405 cases of child abuse 
or neglect were determined 
out of 1600 reported in Dis- 
trict 11, the area served by 
Presbyterian Home & Family 
Services, Inc. 

The program is licensed to 
serve 10 children at a time 
with a goal to serve 55 chil- 
dren during the first year. 
Designed primarily for chil- 
dren from Lynchburg and 
surrounding counties, the 
program does, however, admit 
other children. 

In a warm, relaxed, and 
homelike atmosphere, where 
members of a family can be 
kept together and with a large, 
beautiful campus to enjoy, the 
children are given a sense of 
stability and a fresh start. 

Those old enough for school 
attend the public schools, and, 
according to Brian J. Runk, 
who is in charge of the pro- 
gram, the children do well. 
There is also virtually no 
homesickness among the resi- 

dents, whose average age so 
far is 7.7, said Runk. 

Contracts are usually devel- 
oped for a 30-day time frame 
with a possible 30-day exten- 
sion if the situation warrants 
it. This allows the placing 
party to work on the problem 

Makes Grant 

Amid keen competition, the 
Genesis House Program was 
chosen by Ronald McDonald 
Children's Charities for a 
$50,000 grant to be used for 
first-year operating expens- 
es while church and com- 
munity support is devel- 
oped. In a ceremony held 
Feb. 12 at the Genesis 
House, Blake Lee, McDo- 
nald's regional marketing 
manager, and local owner 
operators Keyto Cooper and 
Rosemary Taylor presented 
the award to the Reverend 
E. Peter Geitner, President 
of Presbyterian Home & 
Family Services, Inc. 

To qualify for an RMCC 
grant, a program must 
address real problems in a 
definite manner and have 
measurable impact. Each 
grant request submitted is 
reviewed by the 20-member 
RMCC Board of Trustees 
made up of health profes- 
sionals, civic leaders and 
McDonald's representatives 
from throughout the coun- 
try. Established in 1984 in 
memory of McDonald's 
founder Ray A. Kroc, Ron- 
ald McDonald Children's 
Charities awards grants to 
not-for-profit organizations 
helping children. 

areas that precipitated the 
placement of the child or 
children, and, it is hoped, cor- 
rect the problems so that a 
reunification of the family is 
feasible. Following the stay in 
the shelter, each child receives 
aftercare services. If long-term 
placement is needed after 60 
days, the option of continuing 
into the Presbyterian Home 
program is available. 

The shelter's founding group 
is the Lynchburg organization 
Stop Child Abuse Today 
(SCAT), which is currently 
raising funds for the perma- 
nent shelter, which will also 
be located on the Presbyterian 
Home campus. Formed be- 
cause child abuse had become 
a pressing problem in the 
Central Virginia area, SCAT 
had as its objective the estab- 
lishment of an emergency 
refuge for abused and ne- 
glected children. Because the 
program offers a new begin- 
ning for the children, SCAT 
named it (Genesis House. 

In May 1989, the Board of 
Directors of Presbyterian 
Home & Family Services, Inc. 
approved the sponsoring of the 
Genesis House Program and 
the temporary use of one of its 
buildings for the shelter. The 
program has already attracted 
the support of several com- 
munity businesses as well as 
several foundations. 

By the end of February, it 
had served 36 children, kept 
11 sibling groups from being 
separated, and received 114 
inquiries for service. 

Before the establishment of 
Genesis House, immediate hous- 
ing for abused and neglected 
children was not available ex- 
cept on an emergency foster 
care basis. Because of the 
decreasing number of foster 
homes in Virginia, the pro- 
gram has been a blessing for 
social service agencies who 
struggle daily to find foster 
placements for children. 

The Genesis House Program 
works with the Child Protec- 
tion Service and is licensed by 
the Virginia Department of 
Social Services. 

Serving Individuals 
And Their Families 

Presbyterian Home & Fam- 
ily Services, Inc., which be- 
gan its ministry in 1903, is 
an agency of the Synod of the 
Mid-Atlantic, Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.). It exists to 
serve individuals and their 
families. This mission mani- 
fests itself in preventive, 
rehabilitative, and specialized 
services and programs which 
enable the Synod, Presbytery, 
local church and community 
to meet more effectively the 
physical, mental, emotional 
and spiritual needs of chil- 
dren, youth, adults and 

We currently offer four 
programs and will soon add 
a fifth. Three of our minis- 
tries are located on our 
Lynchburg campus. They 
are: the Children's Home, a 
residential, coeducational pro- 
gram for children ages 5 
through 17 from dysfunc- 
tional families; the Genesis 
House Program, an emergen- 
cy shelter for abused and 
neglected children ages 2 
through 12; and the Transi- 
tion to Independence Pro- 
gram for young men and 
women ages 17 through 22 
who are making the passage 
to a self-sufficient adulthood. 
Another major ministry is 
located on our Zuni campus. 
This is the Zuni Training 
Center, a residential program 
for mentally and developmen- 
tally disabled men and wom- 
en ages 18 and over. A new 
ministry being developed is a 
group home for the mentally 
retarded to be located in the 
northeast portion of Virgin- 
ia. While the majority of our 
clients come from Virginia, 
we are currently also serving 
clients from Maryland, North 
Carolina and West Virginia. 

E. Peter Geitner 

We also offer these follow- 
ing special services: a Hospi- 
tality Program in Lynchburg, 
Va., through which housing 
is provided for a family while 
they care for their child as a 
patient in the neonatal unit 
at nearby Virginia Baptist 
Hospital; and a residential 
program which furnishes 
group home living and inde- 
pendent employment for up 
to five graduates of the Zuni 
Training Center through a 
cooperative arrangement 
with Turner Home in Suf- 
folk, Va., operated by the 
Elon Home for Children of 
Elon College, North Carolina. 

Presbyterian Home & Fam- 
ily Services, Inc. is licensed 
by the Virginia Department 
of Social Services and the 
Virginia Department of Men- 
tal Health and Mental Re- 
tardation and is a member of 
the Virginia Association of 
Children's Homes and the 
National Association of 
Homes for Children. 

We would like to tell you 
more about our growing 
ministry. We invite you to 
write us at 150 Linden Ave., 
Lynchburg, Va. 24503 or call 
us at 804/384-3138. We look 
forward to hearing from you. 

E. Peter (Jeitner 

I/We wish to join in the support of Presbyterian Home & 
Family Services, Inc. 

Enclosed find a gift of $ 







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To be used: □ Where needed most 

□ Children's Home, Lynchburg □ Genesis House 

□ Training Center, Zuni □ Group Home 

□ Transition to Independence Program 

□ A Living Memorial (to honor the deceased) 

In memory of 

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In honor of 

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(Birthday, Anniversary, Christmas, Graduation, Other) 
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The Reverend E. Peter Geitner, President 
Presbyterian Home & Family Services, Inc. 
150 Linden Avenue 
Lynchburg, VA 24503-9983 

Telephone: (804) 384-3138 4/90 

The Presbyterian News, April 1990, Page i) 

Three institutions provide care for older adults in the synod 

The three institutions of the 
Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 
responsible for residential 
and health care for older 
adults are Sunnyside Pres- 
byterian Home, The Pres- 
b3^erian Homes, Inc. of North 
Carolina, and Westminster 
Presbyterian Homes, Inc. 

They are working together 
under the new Mid-Atlantic 
Association of Ministries with 
Older Adults to provide a new 
dimension and new resources 
for ministries with older 
adults. Each institution 
brings a unique element to 
this broad-based ministry 
with older adults, and all 
have long histories of service 
to older adults within the 
Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. 

Sunnyside Presby- 
terian Home has been mini- 
stering to older adults for 
more than 75 years. 
Originally established in 
Danville, Va., it moved to a 
57-acre campus in Harrison- 
burg in 1955. It currently ser- 
ves 450 residents. 

Svmnyside is developing a 
new facility, called King's 
Grant, which is scheduled to 
open in Martinsville late next 

The mission of Sunnyside 
is "to add life to years" by 
providing a wide range of 

retirement and health ser- 
vices to older adults 
throughout the synod. These 
services are designed to meet 
the residents' physical, 
spiritual, psychological, and 
security needs in a Christian 

The Presbyterian 
Homes, Inc. operates two 
retirement communities in 
North Carolina with a total of 
450 residents. The Pres- 
bj^erian Home of High Point, 
which opened in 1952, is just 
completing an extensive reno- 
vation and expansion pro- 
gram. Scotia Village, situ- 
ated adjacent to St. Andrews 
College in Laurinburg, 
opened in 1988. It is now 
beginning the second phase of 
construction of cottages. 

The Presbyterian Homes, 
Inc. is also developing Glen- 
aire in Cary, which is 
scheduled to open in 1992, 
and is planning a fourth re- 
tirement community in 

Since 1966, Westminster 
Presb5i;erian Homes, Inc. 
has helped plan and develop 
facilities and services for 
older adults in Virginia, in- 
cluding six retirement com- 
munities that provide con- 
tinuing care to more than 
1500 residents. 

Westminster provides 

technical assistance to spon- 
soring groups and makes 
loans for the prefinancing 
costs of residential care 
facilities. It is in the process 
of identifying new services 
needed by older adults, and 
will assist presbyteries and 
congregations in providing 
those services. 

With the planned expan- 
sion of existing facilities and 
the construction of new ones, 
the institutions of the Mid-At- 
lantic Association of Mini- 
stries with Older Adults will 
together serve more than 
2300 residents. 

In addition, the staff of the 
association is helping pres- 
byteries and congregations to 
integrate the talents, 
maturity, experience and wis- 

RICHMOND— Four Presby- 
terians have been newly 
elected to boards at West- 
minster-Canterbury. Elected 
to the retirement com- 
munity's corporate board 

Samuel W. Jackson, re- 
tired district manager of 
Chesapeake and Potomac Te- 
lephone Company, associate 
real estate broker with Ebel, 
Jackson and Traynham and 
member of Richmond's Third 

dom of older adults in the 
ministry of the church. At the 
same time, the association is 
developing a network of 
people to work with local con- 
gregations in assessing the 
needs of older adults and find- 
ing ways to meet those needs. 

For the first time, the 
traditional Mother's Day Of- 
fering encompasses the entire 
geographic region of the 
Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. 
Through the participation of 
individuals and churches in 
this offering, these agencies 
hope to increase their level of 
support to and the scope of 
their ministries with older 
adults. If desired, gifts may 
be designated for the facility 
or agency of choice. 

Proceeds from this 

Presbyterian Church; and 
Walter A. Varvel, vice presi- 
dent of the Federal Reserve 
Bank of Richmond and St. 
Giles' member. 

Re-elected chairman of the 
corporate board was Lee A. 
Putney, chairman of Regency 
Bank and member of 
Richmond's First Pres- 
byterian Church. 

Thelma K. Lindemann 
(Mrs. Bohn C), community 
volunteer, and John 

mother's Day Offering will be 
used to: 

— Support the operation 
and expansion of retirement 
communities managed by 
Sunnyside Presbyterian 
Retirement Community (Vir- 
ginia) and The Presbyterian 
Homes, Inc. (North Carolina). 

— Supplement the endow- 
ment funds of these facilities 
to assist residents who cannot 
pay the full cost of care. 

— Support the develop- 
ment capabilities of West- 
minster Presbyterian Homes, 
Inc. (Virginia). 

— Provide staff support for 
the educational and resource 
development activities of the 
Mid-Atlantic Association of 
Ministries with Older Adults. 

Langbourne Williams, vice 
president, Grymes, Hulcher 
& Williams, Inc., were elected 
to the Westminster-Canter- 
bury Foundation board of 

Both Mrs. Lindemann and 
Williams are members of 
First Presbyterian Church of 
Richmond. The Foundation 
raises and manages funds for 
the charitable purposes of 

Westminster-Canterbury elects four to boards 



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Page 10, 'I'he Presbyterian News, April 1990 


Presbyterian Family Ministries 

Barium Springs Home for Children 

Vol. VII, No. 3 

April 1990 

Lisa S. Crater, Editor 

Reiney creates endowment 

Dr. Nat K. Reiney, former 
director of Barium Springs 
Home for Children (1966 to 
1976), has set up the Allie 
Cromwell Reiney Memorial 
Endowment for his wife, who 
died on September 7, 1989, in 
Roswell, Georgia. 

Mrs. Reiney was a school 
teacher from 1918 to 1932, 
when she married Dr. Reiney. 
After that she worked 
alongside her husband, 
though never in a salaried 

Mrs. Reiney was also a na- 
tionally accredited judge of 
garden and flower shows. 

The campus was beautified 
during her time here due to 
the planting of hundreds of 
azaleas and other flowering 

A memorial endowment 
can be created by giving 
$1,000 or more to the home in 
someone's name. It is a spe- 
cial way to remember a loved 
one, and to help the young 
people of Barium Springs. 
Family and friends can con- 
tinue to add to the endow- 
ment at any time. 

There are three other 
memorial endowments to 
Barium Springs at this time. 

The Albert Broadus Hamil- 
ton, III Memorial Endow- 
ment was created by Mr. and 
Mrs. A. Broadus Hamilton, 
Jr. Both the Dana (Danny) 
Armstrong Memorial Endow- 
ment and the Milton J. Gas- 
kill Memorial Endowment 
were created by family and 

Anyone wishing to make a 
contribution to these funds 
may do so by sending their 
donation, along with the 
name of the endowment, to 
Barium Springs Home for 
Children, P. O. Box 1, Barium 
Springs, NC 28010. 

it seems 

Earle Frazier, ACSW 
Executive Director 

"The world is passing through 
troubled times. The young 
people of today think of noth- 
ing but themselves. They 
have no reverence for parents 
or old age. They are im- 
patient of all restraint. They 
talk as if they know every- 
thing. ...As for the girls, they 
are forward and immodest 
and unwomanly in speech, be- 
havior and dress." 

Does that statement ring a 
bell? It comes from Peter the 
Hermit (1274). Older peo- 
ple's perspective of youth 
seems unchangeable. Young 
people resent this perspec- 
tive, but somehow grow up 
and adopt it. 

Clip Out Form & Mail To Order 

^^♦u^ ^C\^ '^!i^l'^Q?^Miri«o Oi'der: Fill out form below: send with check or money order before 
OT tne Ungmai UUIiaingS May 31 , 1 990 to Barium Springs Home For Children, 

of Barium Springs Home 
for Children 

P.O. Box 1, Barium Springs, NC 28010. 

The original Little Joe's Church 

INDIVIDUAL PRINTS - 10 x 14 $10 each 


1 . Alexander Building (Shoe Shop) 

2. Annie Louise Cottage 

3. Elementary School (New School) 

4. Howard Cottage 

5. Jennie Gilmer Cottage 

6. Lee's Cottage 

7. Little Joe's Presbyterian Church 

8. Lottie Walker Woman's Building 

9. McNair (Old School Building) 

10. Rumple Hall (Dining Hall) 

1 1 . Sprunt Infirmary 

12. Stowe Baby Cottage 

13. Synod's Cottage 

14. Boyd Cottage 

15. Burrough Office Building 

16. Oakland Superintendent's Home 

17. Round Knob 

SET OF 17 PRINTS; $99.95 per set 
8 1/2x11 No. of Sets 

$5.25 Per Box No. of Boxes 

(One print of each building per box) 

18 X 22 Collage of all 17 buildings 
$25 Per Print No. of Prints 

Total Amount Enclosed 


Address . 


Zip Code 

Orders cannot be filled unless they are 
prepaid. Orders not plcl<ed up at 
Homecoming will be mailed shortly 

Slide show 

The 12-minute Barium 
Springs Home for Children 
shde-show is available to 
church groups, or other in- 
terested groups, on re- 

A member of the staff 
will gladly come to your 
church or organization to 
discuss the Home's ac- 
tivities and answer any 

Call Reade Baker, 
Director of Development, 
at 704/872-4157 to 
schedule a presentation at 
your Sunday night sup- 
pers, meetings of the 
Women of the Church and 
Men's Bible Classes, Sun- 
day School classes, etc. 
You need to see this minis- 
try in action to fully under- 
stand its service to families 
and children in need. 

PAL resident working toward month-long study in France 

The following is a proposal 
submitted to the administra- 
tion of Barium Springs Home 
for Children by Larry Wayne 
Buie, a resident of the 
Preparation for Adult Living 
program at the home. 

In this proposal Larry re- 
quests support from the Home 
to participate in "A taste of 
France", an educational and 
cultural trip to France spon- 
sored by the American Coun- 
cil for International Studies 

"Even as a young child I 
was fascinated by French ar- 
chitecture, the romance of the 
language, and I have 
dreamed of the beautiful 
countrysides. It is also hard 
for me to get the pictures of 
the Swiss Alps and the rolling 
hills of France out of my mind. 

An opportunity has finally 
come my way to receive "A 
taste of France." If I get this 
opportunity I will be able to 
experience places like I'Arc de 
Triomphe, a memorial for 
Napoleon; the Eiffel Tower, 
which overlooks Paris; the 
Louvre, the biggest and most 
fascinating art museum in 
the world; the Champs 
Elysee; and the French 
Rjvie ■ Most importantly, I 

will also be able to gain first- 
hand insight on the French 
culture, the history, the 
people, and the language it- 

My experience in France is 
intended to be educational 
and culturally motivated. My 
studies will encompass 
academic work in the French 
language and culture at the 
al program 
will in- 
about five 
hours of 
class work 
per day. 
The itin- 

Larry Buie 

erary is as follows: 

July 3, 1990 - July 5, 1990 
will be spent in London. 
Departure from the United 
States will be July 3, 1990. 
Upon arrival we will transfer 
to the hotel. On July 5 we 
will take a morning tour of the 

July 6, 1990 - July 7, 1990 
will be spent in Paris. On 
July 7 we will take a tour of 
the city's most fascinating 
monuments and landmarks. 

July 8, 1990 - arrive in An- 

tibes were I will be met by my 
French family. 

July 9, 1990 -July 27, 1990 
- participate in the summer 
school program at the Univer- 
site deCannes. 

July 28, 1990 - July 30, 
1990 we will be in Leysin. 
Summer school ends and we 
will be staying in a resort 
areas in the Swiss Alps. 

On July 31, 1990 we con- 
clude our stay by transferring 
to Geneva Airport for our 
return flight home. 

I have begun this endeavor 
by contacting all the private 
resources that are known to 
me at this time. This is a 
search I will continue until I 
achieve my goal. I am 
making a sincere request that 
Barium Springs Home for 
Children might offset some of 
the expenses for my project. 

I hope to gain from this ex- 
perience a broad under- 
standing of a culture other 
than my own. If this trip to 
France materializes, then it is 
my hope to put together a pro- 
gram and slide presentation, 
which deals with what I have 
gained from my experience 
for Barium Springs. I hope to 
share this with the students 
and also the staff of Barium 
Springs Home for Children. 

Thanks for any considera- 

Larry is working hard to 
raise the $3,262 that the trip 
to France will cost. He has 
saved $427 himself, working 
at a part-time job. He has 
also received a $1,000 grant 
from the home and $581 from 
family and friends, leaving a 
balance of $1,254 still to raise 
before he can get his "taste of 

Larry came to the PAL Pro- 

gram in April of 1989. With 
help from the PAL staff, com- 
mitment, and hard work, 
Larry has made some very 
sound goals and plans for his 
future. A junior at South 
Iredell High School, he plans 
to remain at PAL until he 
graduates from high school in 
the spring of 1991, and then 
would like to attend either the 
University of North Carolina 
at Chapel Hill, or Baylor 
University in Waco, Texas. 

In Memory — In Honor 

Barium Springs Home for Children 


Address . 


My gift of $ 

I wish to 


. Honor 

. is enclosed 

Name of Honoree or Deceased 


On the occasion of 

Date of death if appHcable. 

Survivor to notify 


Relationship of survivor to honoree. 

Mail to: P.O. Box 1, Barium Springs, NC 28010 

A Faith More Precious Than Gold — Lesson 9, May 1990 

The Flock of God I Peter 5:1-7 

The Presbyterian News, April mM), Page II 

An artist's rendering of the community building at the 
Glenaire retirement community to be built in Gary, N.C 

Glenalre board of trustees 
adds two, names director 


The last chapter of this letter 
to people in exile is a call to 
humility. It is a message for 
the older members 
of the church who 
have been given spe- 
cial responsibility 
for leadership (I 
Peter 5:1-2) and for 
the younger folk 
(5:5) — in fact, it is to 
"all of you." Com- 
pare 5:5 with I Peter 
3:8, where the 
author's "all of you" 
begins with sum- 
moning a "unity of 
spirit" and ends with a plea 
for "a hvmible mind." This 
emphasis would certainly be 
borne out in St. Augustine's 
claim that the three Christian 
virtues are 


humility, and 


In I Peter 5 two significant 
analogies are used together 
for church leadership: elder 
and shepherd. 


The "flock of God" ad- 
dressed in I Peter is led by 
elders, and our denomination, 
Presbyterian, takes its name 
from the Greek word for 
'elder,' presbuteros. In 
patriarchal societies leader- 
ship was vested in older men, 
and the tradition of people 
being governed by elders was 
prominent in the days of 
Moses (Numbers 11:16-25). 
The practice continued in 
Judaism and in the early 
church. The duty of these 
elders was to "oversee" the 
work of God's people, and 
sometimes the Greek word for 
'overseer', episcopos, usual- 
ly translated 'bishop,' was 
used. The two words "elder" 
and "bishop" seem to be inter- 
changeable in the New Testa- 
ment, with one word referring 
to the dignity of the office and 
the other to its duties. (See 
Titus 1:5,7; Philippians 1:1; I 
Timothy 3:1,5; 17.) 

In the Jerusalem church, 
elders were named along with 
the apostles as leading in 
decision-making. (See Acts 
15:2, 6, 22.) Paul and Bar- 
nabas on their first mission- 
ary journey "appointed 
elders. every church," 
(Acts 14:23) Titus was left on 
the island of Crete to "appoint 
elders in every town" (Titus 
1:5). So the office of elder was 
a well-established one. 

The author of I Peter 
chooses to use this term for 
himself in I Peter 5:1. Al- 
though in his heading (1:1) he 
had identified himself as "an 
apostle of Jesus Christ," in 
Chapter 5 he is more modest. 
Here he links himself with his 
readers as he acknowledges 
being "a fellow elder." In this 
letter about suffering, written 
to those who would have suf- 
fering ahead of them, he could 
claim to have witnessed the 
suffering of Christ, and to an- 
ticipate sharing in the Lord's 


Somehow, even in cultures 
that know nothing of sheep 

herding, among people who 
never saw a sheep, the bibli- 
cal analogy of God as 
shepherd and God's people as 
sheep is a popular one. Psalm 
23, Isaiah 53:6, 
Ezekiel 34, and John 
10 speak to many dif- 
ferent societies. Per- 
haps the most com- 
pelling reason is that 
these animals, more 
than other creatures, 
are dependent on 
human beings to 
lead them to sources 
of food and drink, 
and to keep them 
from danger. They 
easily wander away, nibbling 
themselves into lostness, not 
being able to find their own 
way back to the shepherd or 
the sheepfold. They do not 
share the cleverness and 
resourcefulness of many 
other animals. They are 
defenseless and completely 
dependent upon the care of 
their shepherd, who charac- 
teristically knows each sheep 
by name. 

Tending the Flock 

As the author calls on the 
elders in charge of the exiles 
to do their duty to their flocks, 
he uses a word that had 
profound meaning for Peter. 
When he writes, "Tend the 
flock of God," he is using the 
same verb Jesus had used in 
that post-resurrection break- 
fast when the Lord gave Peter 
the three-fold command that 
recalled- the disciple's three- 
fold denial of Jesus. (John 

The elders are to tend the 
flock of God. (I Peter 5:2) 
The sheep do not belong to the 
elders, even though the elders 
do have special responsibility 
as under-shepherds. The 
church is the church of God. 

As the elders do their duty, 
their humility is to be evident. 
It is to show itself (1) in the 
willingness with which they 
work (5:2), (2) in the eager- 
ness with which they give 
their services without being 
mercenary (5:2), and (3) in 
their resisting any impulse 
(literally) to "lord it over" 
those in the flock (5:3). They 
are to lead not just my precept 
but by example (5:3), and they 
have the model of the "chief 
Shepherd" before them as 
they tend their flocks. 

Humility Before 
Each Other, Under 

Humility is not a natural 
state for human beings. We 
are not born with it: in fact, 
we are born yelling for atten- 
tion and demanding to be the 
center of our world. 
Humility, subordinating our 
wants to those of others, does 
not come easy to us. The 
author in I Peter 5:5 implies 
this when he asks the readers 
to "clothe (themselves)... with 
humility toward one 
another." It takes effort, ac- 
tion, to put on garments, and 
the root of the word for "clothe 
yourselves" refers to an apron 
worn by slaves. But humility 
is not humiliation, or lack of 
self-esteem, as is evident in 
our Lord's supreme example 
of humility in his washing the 

disciples' feet (John 13:1-15). 
Members of 'the flock of God" 
are to treat each other, of 
whatever age, with respect, 
with dignity, with honesty, 
with all that humility means. 

What makes humility pos- 
sible in human beings is the 
grace of God. We are able to 
be humble toward one 
another because we are all 
"under the mighty hand of 
God." This expression is used 
over and over in the Old Tes- 
tament to reassure us about 
where true authority and 
power are. In life, in death, 
we are all in the hands of God. 
(See Ex. 13:9; Deut. 9:26) 
Further, we are under God's 
time schedule. "In due time" 
members of God's flock" will 
obtain the unfading crown of 
glory" (5:4) and will be exalted 

God Cares 

The invitation in I Peter 
5:7 to "cast all your anxieties 
on him, for he cares about 
you" is a source of infinite 
relief. It is an echo especially 
of Psalms 55:22, 

"Cast your burden 

on the LORD 

and he will sustain you," 
but its promise is found in 
many places in the Old and 
New Testaments. It is the 
secret of Christian serenity. 
"Anxieties" refers to those dis- 
tractions that pull us in dif- 
ferent directions, keeping us 
from being faithful and 
tempting us to doubt God's 
good intentions. Both the 
Psalmist and the author of I 
Peter tell their readers to 
"cast" their worries on God: 
don't hang onto them but toss 
them, with praise and with 
abandon. How are we to do 
this? That comes next. 

The last phrase in our 
Bible study for this year is a 
concise summary of the 
gospel: "{God! cares about 
you." (I Peter 5:7) God loves 
me; therefore, I do not have to 

To people in exile, facing 
persecution, this encouraging 
letter was written. Its as- 
surance of the love of God 
evokes joy and true humility. 
Its message transcends time 
and calls all its readers to 
recommitment to "a faith 
more precious than gold." 


Conclude this last study by 
following the "Stop and Dis- 
cuss" suggestions on p. 63 of 
the study book. 

Note: The last verses of I 
Peter 5 were included in the 
first chapter of the study 
guide, under "A Letter to Ex- 

Suggested Activities 

1. If you were on the Pas- 
tor Nominating Committee of 
your church, to what 
qualifications would you give 
top priority? 

2. In a time of serious 
meditation, go through the 
text of I Peter and the study 
the question: 

What has God been trying 
to say to me through this 

CARY, N.C— The board of 
trustees of Glenaire, the 
retirement community to be 
built in Cary, elected two new 
trustees and named a full- 
time administrator at a meet- 
ing on Jan. 24. 

William L. Williams, chair- 
man of the local 35-member 
board, announced the election 
of Fred G. Bond of Cary and 
Durant Vick of Raleigh. 
Bond, a former Cary mayor, is 
the chief administrative of- 
ficer of the Flu-Cured Tobacco 
Stabilization Corporation. 
Vick is vice president of As- 
sociated Insurers of Raleigh. 
Both have had active roles in 
the Challenge to Care capital 
campaign for Glenaire. 

Upon the recommendation 
of the board's personnel com- 
mittee chaired by Thomas R. 
Howerton of Durham, 
Samuel M. Stone was moved 
from interim campaign direc- 
tor to a permanent position as 
director of development to 
oversee administratively all 
aspects of the planning and 
development of Glenaire. 

"This enlarged position," 
according to Howerton, "in- 
cludes fundraising, market- 
ing, and other administrative 
duties leading to the estab- 
lishment of the retirement 

community. We feel very for 
tunate to have the oenefit o' 
Dr. Stone's experience in 
development and manage- 
ment, together with the 
theological training." 

In December, Presbyterian 
Homes, Inc. purchased the 
twenty-eight acre site for 
$1,200,230. At the same time 
an office was established ir 
the Cary professional Center 
across from the site on Kil- 
daire Farm Road, and the 
Winston-Salem based ar- 
chitectural firm of Calloway 
Johnson Moore was 
authorized to proceed with 
preparation of working draw- 
ings and specifications. 

Construction should com- 
mence in the early spring of 

1991 with the cost of the first 
phase of the project estimated 
at $23 million. It is expected 
that the facility will open in 

1992 with 140 residential 
units and 40 health care beds. 

A formal certificate of need 
for the health care facility 
was granted to the organiza- 
tion on December 28, 1989 by 
the North Carolina Depart- 
ment of Human Resources. 

The Presbyterian Homes, 
Inc. is a nonprofit corporation 
managed by an independent 
Board of Governors. 



Rental & Life Care 

The Reverend 
Harold J. Dudley, D.D. 

"Twelve months ago, Mrs. Dudley (Avis) and I settled 
at The Albemarle. It is a Retirement Community 'Par 
Excellence', located close to banks, shops, post office, 
etc. The food and services are superior." 

For additional information call (919) 823-2799 or mail 
this form to The Albemarle, 200 Trade Street, Tarboro, 
North Carolina 27886. 




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Mary B. Sheats 

Page 12, The Presbyterian News, April 1990 

Resource centers 


April 1990 Sylvia Goodnight, Editor 

New ministers received 

New ministers received at the fifth stated meeting were 
the Rev. Bonnie Kay Pettijohn, left, and the Rev. Stuart 
T. Wilson, right. 

The Resource Center located 
at the Presbytery of New 
Hope office in Rocky Mount is 
open, and you may check out 
all resources, either by visit- 
ing the center or by calling. 
Resources can be sent or 
returned by mail. 

The goal of the Presbyter's 
committee on Resource 
Centers has been to set up 
three self-service centers, the 
first of which has already 
been started in Rocky Mount. 
Two more will be set up this 
year. Onew ill be in First 
Church, Kanston, and the 
other at University Church, 
Chapel Hill. 

Betty Berghaus, mod- 

Spring is in the air and sum- 
mer is around the corner. 
Now is the time to make plans 
for camp this summer. The 
Presbytery of New Hope has 
several different types of 
camps to offer. 

Located on Kerr Lake, 20 
minutes north of Henderson, 
is Presbyterian Point. The 
lake features boating, from 
the experienced power boater 
to the peaceful paddler. Its 
blue-green waters also make 
it ideal for swimming (in the 
Point's three swim areas), 
fishing and skiing. 

About 250 acres of 
hardwoods, meadows, thick- 
ets, swamps and pine forests 
offer scenery and natural 
plant and animal habitats. 
Camps are available for 
handicapped adults, for 
grades 2 through 12, and with 
an emphasis in canoeing, and 
music and drama. 

Camp New Hope is north 
of Chapel Hill, nestled among 
165 acres of rolling pine and 
hardwood forest. This 
retreat/conference center has 
an olympic-sized pool, two 
freshwater lakes, basketball 
and volleyball courts, nature 
trails, and boasts many other 
recreational facilities for in- 
dividuals, families, and 
groups of 150 or more in the 
rustic cabins or the more com- 
fortable guesthouses. Camps 
are offered for grades 2 
through 9. 

Camp Albemarle is the 

Camp Albemarle ■ 

erator of the Resource 
Centers Committee, has al- 
ready relased funds to First 
Church, Kinston for painting 
and carpet. As soon as that 
phase is completed, the book- 
cases and resources will be 
moved from Greenville. The 
committee is also working 
toput all three centers on the 
same number system. 

University Church in 
Chapel Hill will begin similar 
work soon. All three centers 
will have volunteers to mail 
resources to you. 

If you need help in select- 
ing a resource, call Marilyn 
Hein at the Presbjd;ery office 

Presbytery of New Hope's 
coastal camp, located on the 
banks of the Bogue Sound, 
just 20 minutes from Atlantic 
Beach, N.C. The beautiful 
waterfront setting affords 
campers the opportunity to 
develop sailing skills in tidal 
waters, and the chance to ex- 
plore a coastland estuary. 

Camp Albemarle provides 
an opportunity to experience 
new relationships and grow 
in Christian understanding 
by living in a close Christian 
community with one coun- 
selor for every 6-8 campers. 
Daily Bible study, devotions, 
and creative worship ex- 
periences, along with swim- 
ming, basketball, volleyball, 
crafts, and a large variety of 
recreational events are fea- 

In addition to the regular 
7-day camp. Camp Albemarle 
offers a 3-day experience for 
first-time campers entering 
third or fourth grade, and a 
9-day experience for campers 
entering seventh through 
ninth grades. 

For more information 
about Presbyterian Point or 
Camp New Hope, contact 
Outdoor Ministries, P. O. Box 
16295, Chapel Hill, NC 

For more information 
about Camp Albemarle, con- 
tact the Rev. Michelle Bur- 
cher. Director, P. O. Box 380, 
Greenville, NC 27858, (919) 

The fifth stated meeting of the 
Presbytery of New Hope was 
held on Satiu-day, Feb. 17, 
1990 at the historic site of 
First Presbyterian Church in 
Washington, NC. 

When Colonel James Bon- 
ner laid out the town of 
Washington in 1776, he set 
aside lot number 50 at the 
corner of Main and Bonner 
streets, on the plot of the town 
"For the public use of said 
township for building a 
church on." On this lot, the 
first church building in the 
town of Washington was 
erected and used by all 
religious denominations until 
1800, when a Methodist 
church known as Potts 
Chapel was erected. 

The First Presbyterian 
Church of Washington was 
organized in that building on 
Saturday, Aug. 9, 1823. At a 
meeting of Orange Pres- 
bytery held in Raleigh on 
November 4, 1823, the 
Washington congregation 
was "received as a regularly 
organized church and en- 
rolled as one of the churches 
belonging to the Presbjrtery." 

After considering relative 
costs of brick and wood build- 
ings, it was determined to 
erect a brick building, 36 by 
46 feet. On the 7th day of 
August, 1924, the cornerstone 
of the bmlding was laid. A 
plate was placed under the 
cornerstone bearing the fol- 
lowing inscription: 

"The cornerstone of the 
First Presbyterian Church of 
Washington, NC erected to 
the worship of Almighty God 
was laid on the 7th day of 
August A.D. 1824 — Peace be 
within my walls." 

The first church building 

Spring junior 
high retreat 

A junior high spring retreat is 
planned at Camp Albemarle 
for April 6-8, 1990. Registra- 
tion will begin on Friday eve- 
ning, and then it will be time 
to PARTY. There is going to 
be a Hawaiian Luau featuring 

ly will begin with 
followed by a time 
and small groups 
Rick Hill. There will be 
for lots of fun, and even 
fire. Don't miss this spe- 
vent sponsored by New 
Presbytery. For more 
nation, contact the Rev. 
le Murray. 

on the present site, four years 
in construction, was destined 
to survive only four decades. 
"Peace" was short-lived. 
Federal troops took posses- 
sion of the town in May 1862, 
and the congregation never 
occupied the church after that 
date, for it was burned by the 
Federals as they evacuated 
the town. 

At a meeting on Feb. 10, 
1867, it was proposed by Mr. 
S. R. Fowle, that a building 
committee be appointed to 
take the necessary steps 
toward rebuilding the burned 
church building. 

The new cornerstone was 
laid May 28, 1867. The new 
church building was dedi- 
cated on Feb. 24, 1871. 

The present building 
stands as a monument to the 
fidelity and sacrificial devo- 
tion of a small but con- 
secrated congregation (num- 
bering 78), who, in spite of 
ruin on every hand, the 
devastation and poverty con- 
sequent to the Civil War, 
dared to undertake, and 
under the guiding hand of 
Divine Providence, ac- 
complished, what under ex- 
isting circumstances seemed 
a Herculean undertaking. 
The work was completed to 
the glory of God, and through 
all the decades following has 
borne fruitful witness to the 
Gospel of the Son of God. 

Currently, First Pres- 
byterian Church of 
Washington is served by Dr. 
Jerry D. Bon. Dr. Bron has 
been pastor there since 1978. 

At this fifth stated meeting 
there were 276 people present 
with 93 ministers and 122 
elders. The Rev. H. Edwin 
Pickard, pastor of White 
Memorial Presbyterian 
Church, Raleigh and 1989 
Moderator of Presbytery, 
called the meeting to order 
and presided briefly until 

Mrs. Minnie Lou Creech, 
Moderator for 1990, received 
the gravel from Dr. Pickard 
and assumed the chair. 

Mrs. Creech is an elder in 
the Howard Memorial Pres- 
byterian Church, Tarboro. 
Dr. Pickard was given a pla- 
que of appreciation by the 
Stated Clerk. 

After the Presb)d;ery heard 
the report of the stated clerk,\ 
they were led in worship 
which included the installa- 
tion of staff. The staff who 
were installed are: 

Executive Presbyter/As- 
sociate for Evangelism and 
Church Development - Rev. 
Alexander McGeachy 

Associate for Congrega- 
tional Nurture - Ms. Marilyn 

Associate for Church and 
Society - Rev. Larry Edwards 

Associate for 
Finance/Treasurer - Mr. 
Charles Noonan 

The report of Council was 
heard and the annual meet- 
ing of the Presbytery of New 
Hope Corporation was held. 
The Rev. Alfred Thomas, ex- 
ecutive presbyter, gave a 
"State of the Presbytery" 

The Presbytery also ap- 
proved the call to the Rev. 
Bonnie Kay Pettijohn as 
chaplain of North Carolina 
Women's Prison and ap- 
proved the call of Mt. 
Pleasant Presbyterian j 
Church, Willow Springs, to | 
the Rev. Stuart T. Wilson, ef- | 
fective Feb. 1, 1990. 
> Future stated meetings of 
the Presbjrtery of New Hope 
will be as follows: 

April 17, 1990 - First Pres- 
byterian, Wilson 

July 30-31, 1990 - Peace 
College, Raleigh (overnight 

November 17,1990 - First 
Presbjrterian, Kinston. 

New Hope Presbytery re- 
cently hosted a workshop 
entitled "Birthing New 
Churches." Repre- 
sentatives from four area 
presbyteries participated 
in the two-day event at St. 
Giles Presbyterian Church 
in Raleigh. The Rev. Stan 
Wood, left, led the 
workshop. He is on the staff 
of the General Assembly's 
Evangelism and Church 
Development Ministry 

(All grades mean grade entering fall 1990) 

Camp # 



Camp 1 

Jime 17-23 


Camp 2 

June 24-July 2 


Camp 3 

July 5-7 


Camp 4 

July 8-14 


Camp 5 

July 15-21 


Camp 6 

July 22-28 


Camp 7 

July 29-Aug. 4 


Camp 8 

Aug. 5-11 


* limited to first-time campers 

of sir 
cial e 

Presbyterian Point and Camp New Hope 

Seekers (grades 2-5) 

June 10-15 PP 

June 17-22 PP 

June 24-29 PP 

July 1-3 PP 

July 15-20 PP 

July 22-27 PP 
July 29-Aug. 3 NH 


(grades 6-8) 

June 10-15 PP 

June 17-22 PP 

June 24-29 PP 

July 5-13 PP 

<u'v 15-20 PP 

July 22-27 PP 
July 29-Aug. 3 NH 


(grades 9-12) 

June 10-15 PP 

June 24-29 PP 

July 5-13 PP 

July 15-20 PP 

Canoe 1 (flat water) 
July 8-13 PP 

Canoe 2 

(white water) 
July 22-27 

in Training 

(must be age 15) 
June 17-July 13 

Trail Hike 

(grades 6 and up) 
July 15-20 
(leave from NH) 

Music & Drama 

(grades 5-9) 
Aug. 5-10 NH 




June 3-8 PP 


(grades 6-8) 

June 17-22 PP 
July 8-13 PP 

Pathfinder Adven- 
ture (grades 9-12) 
June 24-29 PP 

Ranger Trip 

Aug. 5-18 NH 

Summer camp plans 

The Presbyterian News 

of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 

New Hope Presbytery 
Presbytery News 
see page 1 2 

May 1990 

Vol. LVI, Number 4 

Richmond, Virginia 

Statement of Faith, medical benefits 
expected to highlight General Assembly 

PCUSA News Service 

614 elected commissioners to 
the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.) annual General As- 
sembly gather in Salt Lake 
City May 29-June 6 they are 
expected to take one more 
giant step in a long process to 
approve a new statement of 
faith for the 2.9 million-mem- 
ber denomination. 

The former northern and 
southern Presbyterian Chur- 
ches, divided since the Civil 
War, reunited in 1983. One of 
the first acts of the moderator 

elected that year, the Rev. J. 
Randolph Taylor, was to ap- 
point a committee to develop a 
new statement of faith for the 
reunited church. 

The committee presented 
its draft of a 68-line "Brief 
Statement of the Reformed 
Faith" to the 1989 Assembly in 
Philadelphia, Pa. After review 
by a committee of that As- 
sembly and approval by the 
whole body, yet another com- 
mittee was appointed to con- 
duct a year-long review of the 

The 1990 Assembly will be 
asked to approve the revised 
statement, now 80 lines long, 

Shepherdstown Church to receive 
GA ecumenical service award 

A West Virginia church will 
receive an ecumenical ser- 
vice award during the up- 
coming General Assembly 
meeting in Salt Lake City. 

(W.Va.) Presbyterian 
Church was chosen for 
recognition by the PCUSA's 
Advisory Committee on 
Ecumenical Relations. 

The Shepherdstown con- 
gregation was instrumental 
in developing unusual 
cooperative concepts and 
ministries among eight 
local congregations. 

The church maintains 
the town's only welcome 
center for tourists and 
visitors, and is involved in 

ministries including a free 
food pantry, blood pressure 
clinics, and emergency 
financial aid. 

The Rev. Randall W. 
Tremba, minister of 
Shepherdstown Church, 
will personally receive the 
award from Moderator Joan 
SalmonCampbell on June 2. 
The church of about 160 
members is in Shenandoah 

Ecumenical Service 
Recognitions will also be 
given to Bethany Pres- 
byterian Church in 
Sacramento, Calif., the 
Presbytery of Pittsburgh, 
and the Synod of the North- 

and forward it to the church's 
171 presbyteries (regional 
deliberative bodies) for their 
affirmative or negative votes 
during the next year. Two- 
thirds of the presbyteries must 
vote affirmatively for the 
process to continue. 

If they do, the 1991 Assemb- 
ly will conduct a final review 
and vote on the statement. 
Final approval will make the 
statement the 11th confes- 
sional document to be adopted 
by the Presbyterian Church in 
its 202-year history. The last 
statement to navigate the ar- 
duous waters to approval was 
the northern church's "Confes- 
sion of 1967." 

In the mid-70s the southern 
church's General Assembly 
refused to approve a confes- 
sion entitled "A Declaration of 
Faith." However, many con- 
gregations found the declara- 
tion to their liking and it has 
been widely used in the 
church. Four presbyteries 
have submitted overtures 
(resolutions) to the 1990 As- 
sembly, asking that the 
process for approval be 
reinstituted for that state- 

Widely predicted to 
generate the most debate at 
this year's Assembly is a 
report from a task force that 
has been studjdng ways to res- 
cue the denomination's debt- 
ridden major medical in- 
surance program for 19,500 
church employees, mostly 
ministers. The plan, in which 

continued on page 9 

Massanetta board starts cost, process study 

reorganized Massanetta 
Springs Board of Trustees has 
initiated a fact- and cost-find- 
ing process regarding re-open- 
ing the conference center. 

Wylie Smith, who was 
elected president, said the 
board wants to know what it 
would cost and what the 
process would be to reopen the 
center. This information will 
then be forwarded to the synod 
assembly June 22-23 in 
Winston-Salem, N.C. 

Smith, pastor of Faith Pres- 
byterian Church in Laurin- 
burg, N.C, said she felt good 
about the combination orien- 
tation retreat and business 
meeting held April 19-21. 

"There was a feeling of una- 
nimity among the members. 
We want to put the past be- 

hind us and we need to go for- 
ward," she said. "We want to 
do what's best, not just for 
Massanetta Springs, but for 
the whole church, the synod 
and even the General Assemb- 


She cautioned that the 
board has not yet made any 
decision to re-open the center. 

During the meeting the 
board officially was joined by 
eight new members, including 
Smith, who were elected by 
both the board and the Synod 
Council in March. Four other 
members-elect did not join the 
board for personal or business- 
related reasons. 

Those who will not be on the 
board are John Dean of 
Rehobeth, Del., Jerold Shetler 
of Greensboro, N.C, Robert 
Philleo of Annandale, Va., and 

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Two replacement trustees 
were elected by the Massanet- 
ta board, pending election by 
the Sjmod Council May 4-5. 
They are Nancy Clark, a pas- 
tor from Washington, D.C, 
and Roy Martin, a pastor 
from Wilmington, Del. 

Smith said the board will 
request that synod council give 
it another four or five names 
from which to elect the two 
remaining trustees. "We feel 
the need to have persons with 
business and contracting ex- 
perience on the board." 

In addition to Smith the 
board elected Carson Rhyne 
as vice president, Albert L. 
Hedrich as secretary, and 
Larry Anthony as treasurer. 
Smith succeeds Margaret 
Carter of Charlottesville, Va. 
as president. Rhyne, a pastor 
from Stafford, Va., was re- 
elected to another term. 

Representing the synod at 
the orientation session was 
Associate Executive for Mini- 
stries Rosalind Banbury- 
Hamm. The session included a 
walking tour of the 80-year-old 
hotel facility, which has been 
closed since fall 1988. 

The next board meeting will 
be June 8-9 at the s3Tiod office 
in Richmond. 

Helen Locklear and New Hope Chapel 

(Fayetteville Observer/Times photo by Dick Blount) 

First native American 
woman ordained in synod 

March 18 ordination of Helen 
Locklear as a minister of the 
Word and Sacrament was a 
notable event for several 

She is the first native 
American woman to be or- 
dained in the synod and the 
first minority candidate to be 
ordained in Coastal Carolina 
Presbjrtery. She is the third 
native American woman to be 
ordained by the Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.). 

Besides those facts there is 
another story about a success- 
ful community ministry which 
Locklear will now lead. 

The ordination service was 
at Red Springs (N.C.) Pres- 
byterian Church, which Lock- 
lear will serve as associate 
minister. Much of her time, 
however, will be spent at New 
Hope Chapel in Pembroke, a 
community ministry operated 
by Red Springs Church for the 

New Hope resulted from an 
effort by the Rev. John A. 
Robinson Jr. 14 years ago to 
develop a Robeson County 
community ministry. Robin- 
son, an associate for what was 
then Fayetteville Presbytery, 
asked Locklear to help begin a 
worship group, which first met 
in the Tuscarora tribal office 
then moved into the chapel, a 
former Presbyterian church. 

Locklear served as ad- 
ministrative assistant for the 
ministry, but then decided 
that "there was more for me 
than just being a secretary." 
She left the chapel and her 
hometown to attend Austin 
Presbyterian Theological 

Seminary in Texas, where she 
earned a master of divinity de- 

In addition to Robinson, 
now vice president for develop- 
ment at Barber-Scotia College 
in Concord, N.C, Locklear 
gives credit for her entrance 
into the ministry to Coastal 
Carolina Executive Presbyter 
William Hatcher. "He's been 
with me from day one," she 
said. Hatcher was a trustee for 
Austin Seminary during her 
time there, so he was able to 
visit and encourage his 

The chapel program has 
about 40 members and offers 
both Sunday school and Sun- 
day morning worship. Lock- 
lear said she plans to develop 
various interest groups to revi- 
talize the church building and 
organize literacy and after- 
noon programs for school 

"I think the church has a 
presence, not only on Sunday 
morning, but seven days a 
week in the community," said 
Locklear. "While that is taking 
place, the community can see 
how the church's presence can 
work with them in making 
things happen." 

"To my knowledge, this is 
the only church-chapel 
relationship that exists be- 
tween congregations of dif- 
ferent races in our county," 
said the Rev. Joseph Welker 
Jr., minister at Red Springs. 
In an area known for racial 
tension — between blacks, 
whites and native Amer- 
icans — the chapel ?"epresents a 
positive relations] I • ^ een 
races, he added. 

Page 2, The Presbyterian News, May 1990 

Bread for the World seeks offerings of letters to fight hunger 

Bread for the World, a Christian 
hunger movement endorsed by the 
Presbyterian Hunger Program, is em- 
barking on a three-year campaign to 
end the arms race, promote peaceful 
resolution of conflict, and redirect 
resources toward ending hunger. 

Bread for the World President Ar- 
thur Simon said the campaign will 
focus on "the opportunity the President 
and Congress now have to reduce 
defense spending and meet urgent 
human needs, such as feeding the 12 
million children living in poverty in the 
United States and the 40,000 children 
throughout the world who died each 
day from hunger-related causes." 

Key to the effort is the Harvest of 
Peace Resolution introduced by U.S. 
Sen. Mark Hatfield (Rep., Oregon) and 
U.S. Rep. Matt McHugh (Dem., N.Y.). 
"The resolution speaks to the historic 
opportunity we have to negotiate an 
end to the arms race and reduce world 
hunger," said Simon. 

The resolution calls on Congress to 
take several specific steps, such as 
making mutual reductions in defense 
and arms spending, encouraging 
peaceful settlement of conflicts, al- 
locating additional funds for Third 
World development and human needs 
in the U.S., promoting increased 
respect for human rights and protect- 
ing the environment. 

Simon said the resolution will lead 
to a change in national priorities so 
that more adequate funding can be al- 
located to domestic social programs. It 
will also call the nation to reverse its 
"destructive trend" of foreign aid, 
decreasing military programs and in- 
creasing those that fight hunger and 

"Our big task is to mobilize support," 
said Simon. "We want to get literally 
hundreds of thousands of letters into 
Congress on this campaign. If people 
get excited about this and work on it we 
truly have a chance to turn the tide 

against hunger and poverty." 

Presbjd;erians helped found Bread 
for the World and approximately 15 
percent of its membership is Pres- 
byterian. Its Covenant Church Pro- 
gram includes 157 Presbj^erian chur- 
ches, said Simon. 

Bread for the World is asking con- 
gregations to make an "Offering of Let- 
ters" to Congress in support of the 
resolution. Instead of money, this offer- 
ing gathers letters written to one's 
Congressional representatives, urging 
them to support the Harvest of Peace 

Gail McKinnis, a member of the 
Church of the Reconciliation in 
Chapel Hill, N.C., said that her 
church recently contributed an "offer- 
ing" of 33 letters to the campaign. 

For more information about the 
resolution or Bread for the World, call 
or write Katherine Smith, 802 Rhode 
Island Ave. NE, Washington, DC 
20018, (202) 269-0200. 

This African child faces starvation 
because military conflict makes it 
impossible to raise and distribute 

PBS series highlights world hunger 

PCUSA News Service 

LOUISVILLE, Ky.— A coalition of 22 
religious groups, including the Pres- 
byterian Church (U.S.A.) is urging 
television viewers to tune in to a four- 
part series of programs on the complex 
problem of alleviating world hunger. 

The series, Local Heroes, Global 
Change, premieres nationwide on 
PBS May 7, and continues the follow- 
ing three Mondays. 

The programs, featuring break- 
through development programs in the 
Third World, were prepared for PBS by 
World Development Productions of 
Boston. Faye Asquith of Chicago, 
chair of the Interreligious Coalition for 
Breakthrough on Hunger, said, "This 
is the first time in memuory that mem- 
bers of the faith communities — Roman 
Catholics, Protestants, Jews — have 
rallied behind a PBS program." 

"Local Heroes, Global Change" 
travels to such diverse locations as 
South Asia, the Andean highlands, the 
Caribbean, western and southern 
Africa, the halls of the U.S. Congress 


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and the world trade talks in Geneva, 
Switzerland. Each episode examines a 
different angle of the gap between in- 
dustrial powers and developing na- 
tions and how governments and local 
communities around the world are 
working to bridge that gap. 

*May 7, "With Our Own Eyes"— 
Visits projects in Indonesia and 
Bangladesh where modern technology 
is being adapted to local areas and is 
involving local persons as partners in 
its utilization. 

*May 14, "ii^ainst the Odds"— 
Spends a day in the life of Kwesi 
Botchwey, finance minister of Ghana, 
as he struggles with the international 
economic and political forces that help 
and hinder the economic progress of 
his country. The program also visits 
the halls of the U.S. Congress and the 
machinations surrounding the alloca- 
tion of foreign aid to nations such as 

*May 21, "Power to Change"— 

Looks at community development ef- 
forts in northwest India, Bolivia and 
Zimbabwe and how those communities' 
leaders work with governmental 
policy-makers to bring needed resour- 
ces to local programs. 

*May 28, "The Global Connec- 
tion" — Explores the economic factors 
impacting farmers in Colorado, 
Jamaica, Bolivia and Ghana and how 
the future of those communities are 
deeply connected by the global 
economy in ways they don't realize. 

The coalition urged local church 
groups to watch and discuss each pro- 
gram in the series. A study booklet, 
media kit and video cassette resource 
are available for $10 from Alterna- 
tives/Coalition, P.O. Box 429, Ellen- 
wood, GA 30049, (404) 961-0102. 

In calling upon "all people of faith" 
to tune in, Asquith commented, "This 
series can help us all to look at the 
future of our planet with reality and 


Shenandoah Presbytery reports 
successful Two-Cents program 


Hunger Enabler, Shenandoah Presbytery 

From January through December of 
1989, the churches of Shenandoah 
Presbytery participating in the Two- 
Cents-a-Meal Program contributed 
over $100,000 in response to the Bibli- 
cal mandate "to do what is just, to show 
mercy and constant love." 

The churches, working with the 
Hunger Committee and its enabler, 
strove to coordinate this generous 
response in alleviating the hunger of 
their sisters and brothers both at home 
and abroad. The primary tool that was 
utilized to achieve this goal was the 
Two-Cents-a-Meal project. 

The project, initiated by the Hunger 
Program of the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.), is an adjustment of one's life- 
style by reducing the amount of food 
consumed and contributing two cents 
each meal as an additional offering for 
the hungry. 

Some churches receive this offering 
as a special part of their worship ex- 
perience. Other contribute on a month- 
ly basis. Still others use their own style 
and resources to make the offering 
more meaningful. 

Since 1983 Shenandoah Presbytery 
has utilized the Two-Cents-a-Meal 
project to educate the churches, pro- 
vide direct food relief in the presbytery, 
secure developmental assistance for 
Operation Hunger in South Afinca, in- 
tegrate public policy advocacy into the 
ministries of the churches, and offer 
alternatives to increase integrity in 

Each year more churches par- 
ticipate and each year the project 
grows. Sixty-five percent of each offer- 
ing goes to Operation Hunger, a pro- 
gram for self-development focusing on 
two impoverished villages in South 
Africa. Twenty-five percent stays 
within the bounds of the presbytery 
and is used locally to combat hunger on 
the domestic level through local 
church-sponsored projects: volimteer 
meals on wheels, food pantries, home- 
less shelters, community action 
programs, and educational assistance 
are some to of the projects spawned by 
Two-Cents-a-Meal. Ten percent of the 
offering goes toward administrative 
purposes, which include a bi-monthly 
newsletter to keep the presbytery in- 
formed about hunger issues. 

As we enter another year, on the 
brink of a new decade, those participat- 
ing in the Two-Cents-a-Meal project in 
Shenandoah Presbytery remain ex- 
cited and continue to be challenged 
with the work that's ahead. 

Because there are people 
everywhere who are hungry and home- 
less, our project will continue. Every 
church that participates in "Two 
Cents" has the "audacity to believe" 
that we really are changing the world. 

No greater task faces our presbjdiery 
or denomination, or the entire Body of 
Christ. No challenge is more deserving 
of our every effort and energy. 

On behalf of the churches of Shenan- 
doah Presb5^ery, its Hunger Commit- 
tee and Hunger Action Enabler, I say, 
"Thank you! Let's go for $200,000 in 

Charlotte reader supports Harvest of Peace Resolution 

As a subscriber to The Presbyterian 
News, I want to make you aware of 
current legislation in the Senate and 
House which is important to all of us 
involved in the field of human mini- 

Senator Mark Hatfield has intro- 
duced a piece of legislation called the 
Harvest of Peace Resolution which 
may have great impact on the way 
funds are diverted for domestic 
programs in the years ahead. The Har- 
vest of Peace Resolution was drafted by 
Bread for the World president Art 
Simon. BFW is actively lobbying on 
behalf of this landmark legislation. 

Many Presbyterian Churches are 
covenant churches with BFW, but 
others will not want to miss out on 
notifying their members of Congress of 
their support. 

I am enclosing an excerpt from the 
Congressional Record dated Feb. 6, 
1990 along with a copy of the resolution 
itself Congressman Matt McHugh in- 
troduced the same legislation in the 
house. There are currently 30 cospon- 
sors for the legislation. WE NEED 

Please make your readers aware of 
this important piece of legislation and 
encourage them to make telephone 

calls and send telegrams or letters to 
their state representatives in both 
branches of the legislature. Any 
Senator can be addressed at the U. S. 
Senate, Washington, DC 20510. 
Remind readers to include the resolu- 
tion numbers in their correspondence. 

A number of organizations have en- 
dorsed this legislation and their names 
also appeared in the Record . The Pres- 
byterian Hunger Program, Pres- 
byterian Church (U.S.A.) was one of 

Pamela W. Adams 
Charlotte, N.C. 

Dr. Andar Ismail 

Sara Juengst 

John Sharp 

Montreat Global Mission Conference is July 22-28 

The 1990 Global Mission Con- 
ference of the Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.) will be held 
July 22-28 at Montreat, N.C. 

According to Co-Directors 
Harry ("Pete") and Martha 
Jane Petersen, the conference 
will be an inclusive one. "Our 
theme," say the Petersens, "is 
Witness among the Nations. 
This means crossing the boun- 
daries between faith and un- 
faith. It means that the U.S.A. 
is also a mission field." 

Dr. Andar Ismail, profes- 
sor of Christian education at 
Jakarta Theological Seminary 
of Indonesia, will be the 
keynote speaker. The Rev. 
Sara Juengst, director of con- 
tinuing education at Columbia 
Theological Seminary, will 
serve as worship leader. Music 
leader will be the Rev. John 
Sharp, chaplain at Rabun 
Gap-Nacoochee School in 

Sally Campbell-Evans 
will direct special activities for 
youth. Syngman Rhee, Gary 
Demarest, Paul Eckel and 
Dick Junkin will lead ac- 

funds available 
through synod 

Funds for self-development 
projects within the synod are 
now available, but applica- 
tions must be made soon, ac- 
cording to Wayne Moulder, 
synod associate executive for 
partnership ministries. 

The synod's Self-Develop- 
ment of People committee was 
certified by the national com- 
mittee in March, giving it little 
time to use its allocated 1990 
funds by the June 15 deadline. 

The self-development pro- 
gram seeks to assist poor, op- 
pressed and disadvantaged 
people who initiate, control 
and benefit directly from 
projects which promote long- 
term change in their lives and 

A proposal for a self- 
development grant must: 

— include a statement of the 
needs which the project will 

— be initiated by, and from 
within, a community of need; 

— offer true self-develop- 
ment and not support projects 
which promote the use of 
violence as an instrument of 

— describe in detail its goals 
and objectives and the 
methods used to achieve them; 

— describe fully the resour- 
ces known to be available to 
support the proposal; 

— contain a financial plan; 

— specify how progress 
toward the stated goals and 
objectives will be measured. 

tivities for missionaries and 

The conference schedule in- 
corporates worship, Bible 
study, conversations with in- 
ternationals and more than 24 
practical workshops. There 
will also be free time for 
leisure activities. 

A traditional part of the 
Montreat Global Missions 
Conference is the Youth 
Caravan to the event. Pearl 
Watterworth of Springfield, 
W. Va., the synod-wide coor- 
dinator for the Caravan, can 
be reached at (304) 822-5324. 
Interested youth or sponsors 

may also check with their 
presbytery Global Mission 
contacts for local plans. 

During this conference, 
missionaries, seminary and 
Presbyterian School of Educa- 
tion students, and candidates 
under the care of PCUSA pres- 
byteries will receive a 50 per- 
cent reduction in the regular 
registration fee. 

For more details and a con- 
ference brochure, contact the 
Montreat Conference Center 
Program Office, P.O. Box 969, 
Montreat, NC 28757; or call 
(704) 669-2911 or FAX (704) 

The Presbyterian News, May 1990, Page 3 

Churches responding to 
Mother's Day offering 

Members of the Mother's Day 
Offering Committee report a 
large number of churches are 
responding to the Mother's 
Day Offering information. 

The 1990 offering is spon- 
sored for the first time by the 
Mid-Atlantic Association of 
Ministries with Older Adults 
(MAAMOA). It will benefit the 
broad-based ministries with 
older Presbyterians as well as 
the synod-related residential 
and health care institutions of 
the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 
(Sunnyside Presbyterian 
Home, Inc., The Presb3^erian 
Homes, Inc. of North Carolina, 
and Westminster Pres- 
byterian Homes, Inc.). 

This year's offering is uni- 
que because it represents a 
cooperative effort of 
MAAMOA and its member in- 
stitutions to work toward a 
common goal: to benefit older 
persons who reside in residen- 
tial and health care institu- 
tions as well as the majority of 
older Presbyterians living in 
the communities throughout 
the synod. 

It has been estimated that 
up to three times the number 
of persons actually residing in 
residential and health care in- 
stitutions (about 5%) need this 
kind of care and are not receiv- 
ing it. The 85-1- age group is 
the fastest-growing category 
of the population, and is the 
group most likely to ex- 
perience the need for residen- 
tial and health care facilities, 
said Jan McGilliard, enabler 
with older adults. 

One of MAAMOA's goals is 
to assist in providing affor- 
dable care environments for 
persons who need and want 
them. Another goal of the as- 
sociation is to develop and en- 
courage the use of a wide 
range of ministries with older 
adults that will enable and 
empower older persons to live 
life to the fullest. 

Participation in this year's 
Mother's Day Offering will 
make a difference in the 
ability of MAAMOA to carry 
out its goals. For further in- 
formation, contact McGilliard 
at (703) 953-1366. 


WILL power. 

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statements are TRUE or FALSE? 

Mark each of the following statements T for True, or F for False, in the box at its right. 




If a husband does not have a will 
and therefore dies "intestater state 
law will give his wife all of the estate. 

If you die "intestate" while your 
children are minors, state law will 
divide your estate among them. 

When you leave no will, the state 
automatically appoints a social 
worker and a bank as guardians of 
your minor children. 

Whoever is appointed guardian for 
your minor children has complete 
say-so in taking care of them and 
their affairs. 

You can disinherit your spouse if 
you wish to. 








Children not mentioned in your will 
are excluded from an inheritance. 

Lacking a will, your state will take 
all of your property. 

A handwritten will, unwitnessed, 
cannot be valid. 

Wills never require more than two 

It is expensive to have a law- 
yer draw up your will. 

See page 9 for answers. 

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Presbyterian Family Ministries 

Barium Springs Home for Children 

Vol. VII, No. 4 

May 1990 

Lisa S. Crater, Editor 

Staff helps March of Dimes 

Family and Child Develop- 
ment Center (FCDC) staff par- 
ticipated in the March of 
Dimes Walk America on 
March 31 in Statesville, NC. 

Edith R. Harmon, a teacher 
in the two-year-old's room, 
was team captain of over 20 
full-time and part-time staff 
who collected $553 for the 9- 
mile walk-a-thon. 

Mrs. Harmon said that she 
read a brochure from the 
March of Dimes to the staff 
which listed North Carolina as 
having the highest infant mor- 
tality rate and a high number 
of birth defects. All of the staff 
love children so much that, 
after hearing these facts, they 
just had to help. 

The parents of children at 
the FCDC were very inter- 
ested in sponsoring staff to 
walk. It was good for them 
and their children to see the 
staff making such a team ef- 
fort to raise money for a wor- 
thy cause. 

The FCDC even challenged 
other day care centers in the 
county to participate in the 
walk-a-thon and see which 
center could raise the most 
money, but received no 

Bill Ingram, assistant 
director of the Pre-Adolescent 
Center, and Mike J., a former 
resident of the Pre-Ad., ran the 
nine miles of the walk-a-thon. 

Adolescent Center Residen- 
tial Counselor Mary Sherrill 
and one girl from Goodman 
Cottage also participated in 
Walk America. 

(L to R) Edith Harmon, Kim Mitcham, Fran Oliver, and 
Jackie Hayes were four of the FCDC staff to collect 
money for the March of Dimes Walk America. 

...Or SO 

it seems 

Earle Frazier, ACSW 
Executive Director 

A recent newsletter for payroll 
managers stated that of the 
jobs available in the near fu- 
ture, 80 percent will require 
more than a high school educa- 
tion, whereas only 74 percent 
of Americans graduate from 
high school. Of the 74 percent, 
only two-thirds have the skills 
to enter the workforce. 

An educator recently noted 
that 60 percent of high school 

graduates could not write a 
decent sentence - much less a 
correct one. 

We are giving our children 
and grandchildren an enor- 
mous national debt. We are 
not giving them the means to 
pay it. 

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SET OF 17 PRINTS; $99.95 per set 
8 1/2x11 No. of Sets 

The original Little Joe's Church 

1. Alexander Building (Shoe Shop) 

2. Annie Louise Cottage 

3. Elementary School (New School) 

4. Howard Cottage 

5. Jennie Gilmer Cottage 

6. Lee's Cottage 

7. Little Joe's Presbyterian Church 

8. Lottie Walker Woman's Building 
McNair (Old School Building) 
Rumple Hall (Dining Hall) 
Sprunt Infirmary 
Stowe Baby Cottage 
Synod's Cottage 
Boyd Cottage 
Burrough Office Building 
Oakland Superintendent's Home 
Round Knob 

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(One print of each building per box) 

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Zip Code 

Orders cannot be filled unless they are 
prepaid. Orders not picked up at 
Homecoming will be mailed shortly 

Group learns about Barium Alumni News 

On March 19, about 20 Pres- 
byterians met at Myers Park 
Presbyterian Church in Char- 
lotte to find out more about 
Barium Springs Home for 

Reade Baker, director of de- 
velopment, welcomed every- 
one to the 7 p.m. meeting and 
Earle Frazier, BSHC's execu- 
tive director, gave a brief his- 
tory of child care, including the 
evolution of institutional 
children's services. 

A new slide presentation 
describing the home's services 
was shown, followed by a ques- 
tion and answer period. After 
that, Mr. Baker described the 
"Barium Messenger" program. 

The program is an effort to 
create better communication 
between the Presbyterian 
Churches in North Carolina 
and the home, which is a Pres- 
byterian synod agency. A 
"Messenger" (a volunteer from 
each church) would relay in- 
formation between the church 
and the home through a re- 
gional volunteer coordinator. 

Ms. Katie Clawson, the re- 
gional volunteer coordinator 
for the Barium Messenger 
Program in the Charlotte 
area, was at the meeting to 
give a more detailed descrip- 
tieii of her position and of the 
dxities of a messenger. 

As a regional volunteer 
coordinator, Ms. Clawson will 
assist the home in finding vo- 
lunteers in the Charlotte area 
churches to become mes- 
sengers and will be the liaison 
between those messengers 
and the home. 

Duties of a messenger in- 
clude informing the church of 
the home's purpose and ac- 
tivities, communicating the 
needs of families from the 
church to the home, and help- 
ing the home distribute 
materials to the church for the 
annual Thanksgiving Offer- 

There is a great need for 
better communication to and 
from Presbyterians across the 
state as to how the home can 
better assist North Carolina's 
youth and families. The slide 
presentation is available to 
any church group or organiza- 
tion that wishes to use it. 
During the home's centennial 
year in 1991, several area con- 
ferences around the state will 
be scheduled. 

If you would like to have 
someone come and speak to 
your group about the home's 
services or the Barium Mes- 
senger Program, or to present 
the slide-show, call 704-872- 
4157 and ask for Reade Baker, 
director of development. 

Members of the Alumni As- 
sociation met at the Alumni 
Museum on March 21 for 
liuich in Troutman. Forty-six 
were present. They will meet 
again at the Museum on May 
16 around 10 a.m. 

Mr. and Mrs. George Cheek 
Freeman (Class of 1935) will 
celebrate their 48th Wedding 
Anniversary on May 16. Con- 
gratulations to you both! 

Slide show 

The 12-minute Barium 
Springs Home for Children 
slide-show is available to 
church groups, or other inter- 
ested groups, on request. 

A member of the staff will 
gladly come to your church or 
organization to discuss the 
Home's activities and answer 
any questions. 

Call Reade Baker, Direc- 
tor of Development, at 
704/872-4157 to schedule a 
presentation at your Sunday 
night suppers, meetings of 
the Women of the Church 
and Men's Bible Classes, 
Simday School classes, etc. 
You need to see this ministry 
in action to fully understand 
its service to families and 
children in need. 

Lib Gregory celebrated her 15th year at the Family and 
Child Development Center on March 21, 1990. She was 
presented with a dozen yellow roses and a gift certificate 
for Belk's. 

In Memory — In Honor 

Barium Springs Home for Children 


Address . 


My gift of $ 

I wish to Honor 

Name of Honoree or Deceased 

. is enclosed 


On the occasion of 

Date of death if applicable. 

Survivor to notify 


Relationship of survivor to honoree. 

Mail to: P.O. Box 1, Barium Springs, NC 28010 


9{eius in ^rief 

Pocket Presbjrterian Church of Sanford, N.C. observed 
its 100th anniversary on May 2 with an "old-fashioned dress up" 
complete with ice cream and birthday cake. Synod vice 
moderator Dr. John MacLeod was guest speaker for the centen- 
nial service on Sunday, May 6. Special music was performed by 
the choir and youth choir chimes. Burwell J. Shore is pastor of 
Pocket Church. 

First Presbyterian Church of Kannapolis, N.C. 

celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Community Lunch and 
Worship Service on March 14. The almost-every Wednesday 
event averages about 75 persons, about half of whom are not 
Presbyterians, according to the Rev. Eldon Wadsworth, pas- 
tor. Lunch is served family style, followed by a 20-minute service 
in word or song led by a local pastor or lay person. The program's 
main purpose is to offer a time of spiritual refreshment in the 
middle of the week for people working downtown, those who 
work second shifts and retirees, said Wadsworth. Viola Jarrett 
has supervised the lunch preparations since 1985. 

Three Chopt Presbyterian Church of Richmond, Va. 

celebrated its 25th anniversary and dedicated its new sanctuary 
on March 24 and 25. The Rev. Joe Sandifer, the church's first 
called pastor, was featured speaker at the anniversary celebra- 
tion. The Rev. W. Alfred Tisdale Jr., the current pastor, led 
the dedication service, with assistance from Associate Pastor 
Stephen G. Earl and the Rev. William S. Morris, executive 
presbyter for the Presbytery of the James. 

Woodville Presbyterian Church of Richmond, Va. 

celebrated 25 years under the pastorship of the Rev. Nathan 
Dell in April with a series of worship services and a banquet. 

On Palm Simday the congregation of Thyne Memorial 
Presbyterian Church in Chase City, Va. honored Elder 
Robert W. Puryear Sr., who served as clerk of session from 
March 1953 to November 1989 

Neil Houk of Durham, N.C. was one of the leaders of CAM- 
CON at the Religious Communications Congress in Nashville, 
Tenn., April 18-22. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) joined 
eight other denominations in sponsoring the annual conference 
for church computer users. 

The Rev. Marinda Harris was installed March 1 as chaplain 
at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Harris received her 
master of divinity degree from the Interdenominational 
Theological Center in Atlanta, and a master of arts degree in 
Christian Education from the Presbyterian School of Christian 
Education in Richmond, Va. 

Staffing of the Presbytery of the James is nearly complete 
with the addition of two associate executives who began work 
shortly after Easter. Marge Shaw, church educator at Bon Air 
Presbjrterian Church, Richmond, Va., will become associate 
executive in education. The Rev. Warren J. Lesane Jr., pastor 
of New Covenant Presbyterian Church, Sumter, S.C., will be- 
come associate executive in church development. 

Ten youths at Highland Presbyterian Church in Fayet- 
teville, N.C. have memorized and recited the Catechism for 
Young Children. They are Sarah Sigmon Beckham, Wade Evans 
B5T"d Jr., John Carroll Clark III, Jennifer Leigh Guy, John 
Caldwell Hankins, Charles Davis Hankins, Brian Shields Har- 
per, Christopher Lee Martin, Andrew Vann Plyler, and ICristan 
Leigh Plyler. 

Each received a New Testament during worship services. The 
synod's Catechism Fund provides a cash gift and certificate to 
boys and girls 15 and younger who recite either the Catechism 
for Young Children or the Shorter Catechism. 

The tenth annual Kirkin' O' the Tartan sponsored by the 
Montreat Scottish Society will be at 11 a.m. Memorial Sunday, 
May 27, in the Montreat's Anderson Auditorium. 

Guest preacher will be the Rev. Dr. William Watson, a native 
Scot and pastor of the Clover (S.C.) Presbjrterian Church. 

The Montreat Pipes Band will be joined by the Avery County 
British Brass Band for special music before, during and follow- 
ing the Kirkin' service. 

The Rev. Leslie Dobbs-Allsopp of Govans Presbyterian 
Church, Baltimore, Md. was elected secretary of the National 
Association of Presbyterian Clergywomen during the group's 
! March 5-8 meeting in Louisville, Ky. NAPC membership in- 
cludes 485 of the denomination's 2,000 clergywomen. 

The Rev. John Orville Wiederholt of Lafayette, La. has 
been named manager of the Outlook Book Service Inc. and 
business manager of The Presbyterian Outlook. 

The action was taken upon recommendation of a search 
committee of the board headed by the Rev. R. Jackson Sadler, 
pastor, First church, Richmond, Va. 

Wiederholt succeeds James S. Brown, publisher of The 
Presbyterian Outlook and founder and general manager of the 
Outlook Book Service, who will retire after 43 years of service 
June 30. Wiederholt started work in Richmond on May 1. 

• > 4 

I ^mmt, t* Horn 

Members of the Presbyterian Women's planning commit- 
tee met in March at the synod office in Richmond 

Womens synod conference sessions 
at University of Richmond in June 

Registration is now open for 
the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 
Presbyterian Women's Con- 
ference to be held in two ses- 
sions in June at the University 
of Richmond in Richmond, Va. 

Following the theme "Em- 
powered to Witness," the con- 
ference will feature an out- 
standing group of leaders. 

Featured at the weekend 
session from June 15 to 17 are: 

Dr. Clarice J. Martin, 
Bible study — author of the 
1990-91 Women's Bible study. 
Acts: Tongues of Fire: Power 
for the Church. She is an assis- 
tant professor of the New Tes- 
tament at Princeton Theologi- 
cal Seminary. 

Mary Ann Lundy, 
keynote speaker — director 
of the Women's Ministry Unit 
of the Presbyterian Church 

Ruth C. McSwain, plat- 
form speaker — retired 
educator from Wilmington, 
N.C. and nationally active 
presenter and workshop 

The Rev. Mary Swieren- 
ga, platform speaker — as- 
sociate minister at Vienna 
(Va.) Presbyterian Church 
whose present focus is adult 
group life 

Ben and Micki Mathes, 
song leaders — associate 
directors of the Medical 
Benevolent Foundation from 
Stone Mountain, Ga. 

The weekday conference, 
June 18 to 21, will feature: 

The Rev. Carol T. 
"Pinky" Bender, Bible 

The Presbyterian News, May 1990, Page 5 

Two history 

The Department of History's 
12th annual Seminar on Local 
Church History will be held 
May 13-16 at the Department 
of History (formerly the His- 
torical Foundation) in 
Montreat, NC. 

For details, contact Diana 
Ruby Sanderson, Department 
of History, P. O. Box 849, 
Montreat, NC 28757 or call 

The 5th annual Historian's 
Conference is slated for 
August 2-4, at Trinity Univer- 
sity, San Antonio, Texas. 
There will be workshops on 
writing history in the church, 
celebrating anniversaries, 
oral history, and church ar- 
chives and a presentation on 
Hispanic Presbyterians in the 
United States. 

For registration informa- 
tion, contact Virginia Moore, 
Department of History, 425 
Lombard St., Philadelphia, PA 
19147 or call (215) 627-1852. 

Guest historian for both 
events will be the Rev. Dr. Mil- 
ton J. (Joe) Coalter. 

study — minister at McQuay 
Presbyterian Church in Char- 
lotte, N.C. and curriculum 
writer for the Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.) 

Dr. Isabel Rogers, plen- 
ary sessions (Saturday and 
Monday) — former General As- 
sembly moderator, professor 
of applied Christianity at 
Presbyterian School of Chris- 
tian Education 

Dr. Ben Lacy Rose, plen- 
ary session (Tuesday) — 
retired minister and professor 
at Union Theological Semi- 
nary in Richmond, former 
General Assembly moderator, 
and author 

The Rev. Robert E. 
Bums, platform speaker — 
minister at Howard Memorial 
Presbyterian Church in Tar- 
boro, N.C, member of the 
General Assembly Council, 
and former chair of Interna- 
tional Missions for PCUS 

The Rev. Beth Braxton, 
platform speaker — senior 
minister at Burke (Va.) Pres- 
byterian Church and leader of 
adult mission teams to Africa 

Participants will be able to 
choose two workshops and one 
optional study each day. 

For more information, con- 
tact your local Presbyterian 
Women's moderator or contact 
conference registrar Nancy 
Darter, 20 Vauxhall Place, 
Chapel Hill, NC 27514, (919) 

Co-directors for the con- 
ference are Minnie Lou Creech 
of Tarboro, N.C. and Margaret 
McDonald of Woodstock, Va. 


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Barber-Scotia College 

CONCORD, N.C.— "Music in Afro-American Wor- 
ship" was the theme of a workshop held March 29-31 
at Barber-Scotia College. 

Melva Costen, the Helmar Nielson professor of 
worship and music at the Interdenominational 
Theological Center in Atlanta, led the workshop. 

The event included a special chapel service, small 
group meetings with faculty and students, and a 
choir clinic for community choir members, choir 
directors and religious music teachers: The public 
was invited to the workshop. 

Costen's visit was sponsored by BSC-Care, a pro- 
gram of cultural enrichment made possible by a 
grant from the Presbyterian Women's offering. 

Mary Baldwin College 

STAUNTON, Va.— Katherine Ann Folk of 

Washington, D.C. has been awarded a National En- 
dowment for the Humanities Scholarship for 1990. A 
junior majoring in philosophy and religion, she will 
produce an analysis and critique of feminist 
philosophy focusing on the "Problem of Exclusion in 
Feminist Ethics." She will conduct research this 
summer at Stanford University. Her adviser is Dr. 
Ruth Porritt, assistant professor of philosophy at 
Mary Baldwin. 

Davidson College 

DAVIDSON, N.C.— Two students from Davidson 
College have been awarded fellowships to spend a 
post-graduate year studying their fields of interest. 

The Watson Fellowships will send Jonathan P. 
Darsey to Spain, Mexico, and Nicaragua to trace the 
movement of political and economic freedom, and 
Katherine A. MacDonald to Germany, Spain, 
France, Italy and Argentina to study current re- 
search in neuroscience. The $13,000 awards were 
among 76 made this year by the Thomas J. Watson 
Foundation to support independent study and travel 
abroad for college graduates. 

Lees-McRae College 

BANNER ELK, N.C.— The Cannon Charitable Trust 
has approved a grant of $285,000 to the Lees-McRae 
College annual fund. 

"This major gift... helps provide the means to pay 
faculty salaries and heat our buildings while ena- 
bling us to keep charges to our students at a mini- 
mum," said college president Dr.Bradford L. Grain. 

The Cannon Trusts, created by the late Charles A. 
Cannon, are used exclusively for religious, 
charitable, scientific, literary or educational pur- 
poses, with emphasis on the fields of religion, health 
and education. 

As a result of its move to baccalaureate status in 
1988, Lees-McRae will graduate its first senior 
class on May 12. As a part of their graduation 
requirements, seniors are conducting service 
projects. They select and coordinate the projects, 
which include special services to local libraries, 
schools and human service organizations. 

Montreat-Anderson College 

MONTREAT, N.C.— "Joyfully Meeting the Chal- 
lenge," a three-year campaign to raise $10.4 million, 
was announced April 20. The capital campaign fimds 
will be used for construction of a new dormitory, 
support of current operations and substantial addi- 
tions to endowment. 

The campaign begins as Montreat-Anderson 
prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary. It was 
established in 1916 by the Presbjrterian Church as a 
girls high school. Today it is a four-year co-education- 
al college offering both associate and bachelors 
degrees. Enrollment is 400. 

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc. 
has proposed a $27,000 grant to Montreat-Anderson 
for general scholarships during the 1990-91 
academic year. The foundation makes annual grants 
to accredited educational institutions to fund 
scholarships for women. 

Bussmann, a division of Cooper Industries in 
Black Mountain, N.C. has established a scholarship 
fund at Montreat-Anderson. The scholarships will 
benefit dependents of Bussmann employees, 
graduates of Charles D. Owen High School, or stu- 
dents from Buncombe County, N.C. 

Queens College 

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Ernest L. Boyers, president 
of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of 
Teaching, will be the guest speaker for Queens Col- 
lege graduation exercises on May 19. 

Marian Wright Edelman, founder and presi- 
dent of the Children's Defense Fund, and U.S. Sen. 
Terry Sanford of North Carolina will receive 
honorary doctorates during the ceremonies. Edel- 
man will speak during the baccalaureate service at 
4 p.m. May 18 in Belk Chapel. 

St. Andrews College 

LAURINBURG, N.C.— St. Andrews College will 
offer two baccalaureate degree programs on the cam- 
pus of Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst 
starting next fall. Degree courses in business ad- 
ministration and liberal studies will be offered in the 
evening, according to Dr. Robert Hopkins, St. 
Andrews director of continuing 

Dr. David W. Vikner, presi- 
dent of the United Board for 
Christian Higher Education, is 
the 1990 E. Hervey Evans Dis- 
tinguished Fellow at St. 
Andrews College. During ap- 
pearances on campus last 
month he spoke on the church in 
China and Asia today. 

The Evans Fellows program 
is named for the late E. Hervey 
Evans, a Laurinburg native 
who was active in both business and civic concerns, 
and was an elder in Laurinburg Presb5rterian Church 
and trustee for Union Theological Seminary in Rich- 

David Vikner 

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Johnson C. Smith University 

CHARLOTTE, N.C— The 123rd anniversary of 
Johnson C. Smith University was celebrated April 8 
with guest speaker Marian Wright Edelman, 
foimder and president of the Children's Defense 

The university was the first co-educational in- 
stitution for blacks in the United States. 

The university also dedicated its new Honors 
College Center during the celebration. Built with 
both private contributions and grants from the Lilly 
Foundation, the Duke Endowment and others, the 
facility will house 16 honors students next fall. 

JCSU president Robert L. Albright was 
recently elected vice chair of the board of directors of 
the American Council on Education, an umbrella 
association for the nation's accredited, degree-grant- 
ing colleges and universities, and national and 
regional higher education associations. 

A rally and balloon launch were recently part of a 
national TRIO day celebration at JCSU. The TRIO 
program for disadvantaged students is an education 
opportunity program that assists low-income stu- 
dents in their college careers. Many TRIO par- 
ticipants are the first members of their families to 
acquire higher education degrees and must overcome 
social, economic and cultural barriers to do so. The 
program is funded under Title IV of the Higher 
Education Act of 1965. 

Warren Wilson College 

SWANNANOA, N.C— The president of Davidson 
College lectured at Warren Wilson College April 3 as 
part of a new program. 

John W. Kuykendall will be the first speaker for 
the G. D. Davidson Round Table. The round table 
was established at Warren Wilson through a gift 
from Mr. and Mrs. George Donnell Davidson 
honor of his father, a 1902 graduate of the college. 

The program is designed to bring Christian busi- 
ness, civic or religious leaders to the Warren Wilson 

A visiting educator from the Soviet Union is a 
guest lecturer at Warren Wilson College for the 1990 
spring semester. 

Yuri Filonov is chairperson of foreign language 
study at Krasnaya Polyana School in Black Moun- 
tain, N.C.'s sister city, Krasnaya Polyana in the 
Soviet Union. His wife, Elena Filonova, visited the 
college in 1987. 

During his stay, he will lecture and be a classroom 
observer, and attend community events and council 
meetings in Black Mountain and Asheville, N.C. 

Filonov's visit is sponsored in part by the McClure 
Fund and the Black Mountain Pairing Project. 

It feels a lot like family around here! 

The days of great extended families appear to be over, 
but at Westminster- Canterbury of Winchester, a non- 
profit retirement community, you'll fijid a rare degree of 
family feeling. It comes from the comraderie among our 
residents, and the continual bustle of interesting activity. 
And because we offer three Ufe care options, Westminster- 
Canterbury of Winchester residents know their fiiture is 
secure, come what may. 

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Edwards to 
direct PSCE 

RICHMOND, Va.— The Pres- 
byterian School of Christian 
Education has named Betsy 
W. Edwards as director of 
public relations. 

She was previously the 
public information director for 
the Virginia Department of 
Motor Vehicles. 

At PSCE she will be respon- 
sible for public relations, 
marketing and publications. 

Prior to working for the Vir- 
ginia DMV, Edwards was 
employed in public relations 
positions in the Virginia and 
Indiana state governments. 

She holds a bachelor's de- 
gree in political science and 
journalism from Indiana 

The Presbyterian School of 
Christian Education is the 
only graduate school in the 
world solely dedicated to the 
training of Christian 
educators for the church. 

The Presbyterian News, May 1990, Page 7 

Parish-based campus ministry has numerous advantages 


Wendy wrote, "I want to thank 
you all... for helping me to find 
a church home away from 
home. It has helped me so 
much to have friends who 
share my Christian be- 
liefs... After spending time at 
the meetings on the retreat, I 
have probably learned more 
about Jesus, God, myself than 
I ever have before...! just 

wanted you all to know that 
you have made a difference in 
my life even in the short time 
I have known you." 

Wendy's comments sum up 
what Presbyterian Campus 
Ministry at Western North 
Carolina University is about. 

Nestled in a valley between 
the Great Smokey Mountains 
and the Blue Ridge, Western 
Carolina University serves the 
southern-mountain area as 

part of the North Carolina 
University system. Cullowhee 
Presbyterian Church and 
Campus Ministry stands ad- 
jacent to the campus, seeking 
to minister to the university 
community (faculty, staff, stu- 
dents and their families). Its 
modern facilities provide a 
living-room atmosphere in the 
sanctuary (including a 
fireplace) and a large, warm, 
multi-purpose room down- 

Chesapeake Center offers opportunities 


Ask most people about sum- 
mer camping for children and 
youth, and they'll tell you 
camping is a "good, wholesome 
activity in the fresh air." 

Good and wholesome things 
are rare enough that Chris- 
tians ought to be in favor of 
them, but why does the 
Church sponsor camping and 
operate church camps? 

Church camps and con- 
ferences are frequently the 
situations in which the ex- 
amples of a Christian home 
and the learnings of a nurtur- 
ing congregational community 
assume new meaning and 
power in young person's lives. 
Well over half of all Pres- 
byterian clergy and lay leaders 
say a camp or conference ex- 
perience was crucial to their 
level of involvement in the 

Church camps and con- 
ferences give ordinary people 
an opportunity to think 
theologically about everything 

they do. Campers and con- 
ferees find themselves in 
situations in which they must 
constantly make decisions 
based upon their faith. 

Few of the issues are 
momentous, but even choosing 
whether to toss an empty soft 
drink container onto the 
ground or into a recycling bar- 
rel has theological implica- 
tions. Campers learn to ask 
themselves questions such as 
"What does Scripture say 
about situations like this?" 
and "What does God want me 
to do?". 

The most effective Chris- 
tian learning comes in situa- 
tions in which thinking is 
coupled with believing and 
doing. All of the Church's 
camp and conference 
programs need leaders who 
are already dedicated, active 
believers. These leaders form 
the core of the believing camp 
community in which par- 
ticipants live and act. 

Chesapeake Center, the 
synod's camp and conference 

center, needs persons with 
special skills or qualifications 
to serve in its Summer Pro- 
gram. Summer staff are sup- 
plied with room and board as a 
portion of their stipend. Volun- 
teers are welcome. 

Chesapeake Center needs: 

Medical staff— RN, LPN, 
MD or EMT. Food and housing 
for a family are available 

Food service workers — 
Cook to the Glory of God and 
help feed 300 hungry campers 
at every meal 

Craft specialists — gar- 
deners, weavers, artists, and 

Counselors and program 

For more information, call 
or write Chesapeake Center, 
50 Happy Valley Rd., Port 
Deposit, MD 21904, (301) 378- 

The Rev. Bill Deutsch is ex- 
ecutive director for Chesa- 
peake Center Camps of the 
Synod of the Mid- Atlantic. 

Synod youth council leaps into action 


At the May, 1989 synod meet- 
ing, four Youth Advisory 
Delegates (YADS) attending 
in representation of their 
home presbyteries came 
together to form the Synod 
Youth Coimcil Design Team. 

The Synod Youth Council 
(SYC), although outlined and 
defined in the by-laws of the 
synod, had been dormant for 
several years. The design 
team sent out a call for the 
nomination of one adult and 
one youth from each of the 13 
presbyteries, and for two YAD 
representatives. The SYC was 
designed to be a racial ethnic 
and gender balanced group of 
youth and adults working in 

The responsibilities of the 
SYC are vital to the work of the 
synod and its youth, address- 
ing youth concerns in the 
S5mod and society. The council 
serves as a support and 
resource group for persons in- 
volved in youth and young 
adult ministry in the sjmod 
and its presbyteries. It spon- 
sors leadership training 
programs within the synod for 
both youth and adults, and 
promotes and encourages par- 
ticipation in national and 
regional leadership training 
opportunities by youth and 
youth leaders, offering finan- 
cial support when possible. 
The council works with the 
I nominating process of synod to 
I identify youth and adults to 
( serve the church and its mini- 

stries and oversees the Youth 
Advisory Delegate program 
fi-om which it sprang. These 
responsibilities are coor- 
dinated through the S3mod's 
Educational Ministries Com- 
mittee, on which the council is 

The council has met on 
three occasions over the past 
year, and is working on several 
dynamic and varied projects. 
Paramount to our work is the 
establishment of a youth min- 
istry communications network 
through which the synod and 
this council can reach every 
youth and youth leader in the 
synod in order to publicize 
events, opportunities and posi- 

The SYC will be offering a 
"roundtable discussion" mini- 
conference focusing on youth 
ministry in the presbyteries at 
this year's Synod School (July 
8-13, Randolph Macon 
Woman's College, Lynchburg, 
Va.). We are compiling a 
resource catalog which will list 
keynote speakers, recreation 
and music artists, camps and 
conference centers, and publi- 
cations available to youth 
groups throughout the synod. 
The SYC will also be working 
in conjunction with a newly 
appointed Regional Leader- 
ship Training Conference 
Design Team, which is plan- 
ning an east-coast regional 
event for the summer of 1991 
(two of the SYC's members sit 
on this team). 

The Sjmod Youth Council 
needs information on the 

youth programs of the pres- 
bj^eries! We would like to be 
placed on the mailing list of 
each presb5rterys Youth Coun- 
cil or corresponding pres- 
bytery committee. We are 
looking for minutes, publica- 
tions, flyers about events, 
evaluations of resources and 
membership lists. Please 
send these in care of: 
Jennifer R. Moore 
Re: Synod Youth Council 
1331 Elm View Avenue 
Norfolk, VA 23503 
(804) 460-5050 (daytime) 

stairs for the student center. 

The church welcomes stu- 
dents to use the center for 
recreation or study, as well as 
to be a part of the faith com- 
munity for worship, nurture, 
and service. 

A parish base gives the min- 
istry a number of pluses some- 
times unavailable in a "tradi- 
tional" campus ministry; for 
example, a supply of non-stu- 
dent volunteers. At the end of 
each semester during exams 
week, the church serves stu- 
dents a free midnight break- 
fast of pancakes. This past 
December about 600 students 
took advantage of the gift and 
relaxed a while in the student 
center. The volunteers from 
the church made this work, 
and about half of the families 
were represented in the cook- 
ing, serving, cleaning, and 
entertaining (with live con- 
temporary Christian music). 

In another ongoing pro- 
gram, several members of the 
church serve as "Presby 
Friends." These folks make a 

regular contact with a block of 
students assigned from our 
list of Presbyterians (as well 
as other interested students). 
The Friends sometimes take 
little packets of snacks, or an 
encouraging card, or go by 
simply to say "hello" and ask 
how things are going. 

Finally, the parish-based 
campus ministry provides the 
appropriate unifying focus 
upon worship and the gather- 
ing at the Lord's table as part 
of the believing community. 

Support for this ministry 
comes not only from the local 
church, but also from the Pres- 
bytery of Western North 
Carolina and the Synod of the 
Mid-Atlantic. We are en- 
couraged as the governing 
bodies support campus minis- 
try, which includes tremen- 
dous evangelistic implications 
for the church. 

Samuel Hale is director of 
the Presbyterian Campus Min- 
istry at Western North 

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An Expanded Ministry Mandates 
Building Program at Children's Home 

$3.5 million project will begin soon 

A spacious and well-kept 
campus with rolling hills, 
stately trees, and handsome, 
sturdy-looking buildings. 
That's the setting for the 
Children's Home in Lynch- 
burg, Va., and, if you take a 
quick drive around the cam- 
pus, you might wonder why 
Presbyterian Home & Fam- 
ily Services, Inc., the um- 
brella organization for the 
Home, has embarked on a 
$3.5 million building and 
renovation program here. 
The answer is simple: The 
expanded ministry of the 
Home has clearly outstripped 
its facilities, and some of the 
venerable buildings (most 
were erected early in the 
century) are structurally 

Commented John I. Alex- 
ander, campus director for 
the Home: "We are very for- 
tunate that the founders of 
our campus used good judge- 
ment and foresight, but we 
are now in our 87th year, 
and the time has come to do 
some major construction and 

There are two primary 
projects: the building of a 
Student Center and the ren- 
ovation of the Bain-Wood 
Administration Building- 
projects which Alexander 
said are "absolutely crucial" 
to the program at the Home. 
Preliminary plans for the 
Center have been approved 
by the Board of Directors at 
an estimated construction 
cost of $2 million. Prelimi- 
nary plans for the renova- 
tion of Bain-Wood Adminis- 
tration Building have also 
been approved by the Board 
with the estimated cost set 
at $1.5 million. 

The Student Center will 
house food services and a 
cafeteria, a library, tutoring 
rooms, study rooms, audito- 
rium facilities, a thoroughly 
up-to-date gymnasium, a 
lounge, and a game room. 
"This center is badly need- 
ed," explained the Home's 
campus director. "Age has 
taken its toll on our kitchen, 
which is now housed in the 
Administration Building; we 
are lacking a library which 
is well equipped with ency- 
clopedias and other reference 
materials; tutoring rooms 
would be very helpful be- 
cause we have an active 
tutoring program here; and, 
in these computer-oriented 
times, you can easily imagine 
the value of study rooms with 
computers for our students." 

He continued: "What's 
more, really good auditorium 
facilities would be a big plus 
for our activities, and, as for 
the gymnasium— well, it 
would be hard to overesti- 
mate the importance of a 
ifiodern gymnasium. Sports 
play a big role on our cam- 

The Children's Home is refining the program that 
serves its population. 

pus, and, with this new facil- 
ity, we could have expanded 
programs, including the ex- 
tension of our intramural 
programs. The proposed de- 
sign for the gymnasium— 
the use of Plexiglas windows, 
for instance— would permit 
a number of activities at one 
time with a single supervi- 
sor." Alexander said that, 
with the new gymnasium, 
the Home could also hook up 
with local colleges, setting 
up physical education intern- 
ships for the college students. 
(Internships have worked 
very effectively with the 
Home's tutoring program.) 

"The Center is really es- 
sential to our plans for the 
'90s, especially since we have 
recently added the Transi- 
tion to Independence Pro- 
gram, an independent and 
aftercare living program, 
and the Genesis House Pro- 
gram, which is an emergency 
shelter program for abused 
and neglected children. These 
programs alone have increased 
our campus population by 
30%," noted Alexander. 

The renovation of the 
Bain-Wood Administration 
Building will also have a 
major impact on the Home's 
program, said Alexander. 
"To begin with," he added, 

"this renovation is truly a 
must. The facility no longer 
meets current building codes." 

He went on: "But the ren- 
ovation is necessary, too, for 
reasons other than safety. 
The building needs to be 
redesigned to make its use 
more appropriate for our 
programs of the '90s. We 
need to make it handicap 
accessible, add a nurse's 
clinic, counseling rooms, con- 
ference rooms, a mail room, 
and additional offices to 
accommodate the new staff 
members we will need for 
our expanding programs." 

The campus director said 
he felt good about the Home's 
progress through the years 
and about where the pro- 
gram is today. He elaborated: 
"We're defining better what 
our purpose is, what popula- 
tion we want to serve, and 
we're refining the program 
that serves that population." 

"Service to individuals and 
their families," as its mission 
statement makes clear, is the 
reason for the existence of 
Presbyterian Home & Fam- 
ily Services, Inc. The bottom 
line of its building and reno- 
vation program at the Chil- 
dren's Home then is simply 
better and more expanded 
service to more individuals. 

"The most positive tiling tiiat 
couid ever iiave iiappened to me." 

Deborah Valentine Eason 
is a teaching parent at the 
Sunrise Home in Charlotte, 
N.C., a treatment center 
for troubled adolescents. 
She is also one of over 5,000 
alumni of the Children's 
Home in Lynchburg, Va. 
Her enthusiasm for her 
experience at the Home 
runs high. "Being at the 
Home," says Deborah, "was 
the most positive thing that 
could ever have happened 
to me." 

Her sentiments are wide- 

ly shared by fellow alumni 
who remember the broth- 
erly and sisterly feeling on 
campus, the good traditions, 
the opportunity to take on 
leadership positions, and 
the fact that it was a loving 
place to learn and grow. 
Ties with Home peers are 
strong. Commented one 
alumnus: "We feel close not 
just to the people who were 
with us at the Home, but 
also to those who were at 
the Home before and after 

The Children We Serve 

"What type of child is at 
Presbyterian Home now 
that you no longer serve 
orphans?" That question has 
been asked me over and 
over again in my three 
years as president. Strange- 
ly enough, the answer is 
that we still do serve or- 
phans. The only difference 
is that these children, for 
the most part, are not bio- 
logical orphans but rather 
situational orphans. 

Of all the children we 
served in 1989 only 8% came 
to us from a situation in 
which they lived with both 
parents, and only 22% lived 
with one parent. That leaves 
70% of our children living 
with either relatives or in 
some other form of institu- 
tional placement. These 
figures probably differ very 
little from the situations 50 
years ago. 

It is because of these cir- 
cumstances that the chil- 
dren who come to us are 
hurting; they feel unloved 
and unloveable. They are 
frightened, angry and de- 
pressed. They have lived 
with divorce, parental alco- 
holism, drug abuse, physi- 
cal and sexual abuse, ne- 
glect and abandonment. 
When they come to Presby- 
terian Home, young as they 
are, they are survivors. 

The majority of these 
children have known no 
permanent home and are 
behind in their schooling. 
Forty-six percent previous- 
ly lived in foster homes or 
some other institution, fre- 
quently placed there for 
their own protection. 

The children we take are 
damaged but not delin- 
quent. The amazing thing 

is to watch 
how resil- 
ient these 
are. I have 
them turn 
from fright- 
ened, de- 
pressed and 
ble beings 

E. Peter 

to bright, outgoing, bubbly 
children in a matter of 
months because of the love, 
nurturing, discipline and 
Christian care they are 

The programs of special 
education and tutoring, re- 
quired study halls and in- 
struction on how to study, 
recreation and work pro- 
grams, the building of self- 
respect and grooming, pro- 
fessional counseling, and 
noncoercive Christian edu- 
cation with the undergird- 
ing love of the staff bring 
this about. 

The results are witnessed 
as our young people take 
leadership roles in their 
schools and extracurricular 
activities such as varsity 
sports, marching band, cho- 
ral and drama groups. They 
are witnessed in the three 
young people now attend- 
ing college through our Ad- 
vanced Education Program. 

What type of child is at 
Presbyterian Home? Chil- 
dren with great potential 
who have never been given 
a chance; children who need 
love and security; children 
who can still become pro- 
ductive individuals through 
your continued prayers and 

E. Peter Geitner 

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The Presbyterian News, May 1990, Page 9 

Medical benefits package, sexual issues confront GA commissioners 

continued from page one 
employers contribute a per- 
centage of each employee's 
salary (13 percent in 1990), 
has accumulated an $18 mil- 
lion deficit in the last two 

The medical plan is linked 
with the PCUSA's pension 
plan. Pension dues are cur- 
rently set at 12 percent of the 
employee's salary. By all ac- 
counts, the pension fund is in 

robust shape. 

But recent raises in dues 
and trimming of benefits has 
not reversed the flow of red ink 
in the medical program. The 
task force's recommendations 
include separating the medi- 
cal and pension plans, which 
are currently administered by 
the denomination's Board of 

The task force is also recom- 
mending a one-year shift of 

QemraC ^semBCy 

dues, dropping pension dues 
from 12 to 7 percent and rais- 
ing medical dues from 8 to 13 
percent, to eliminate the medi- 
cal plan deficit. 

The task force is recom- 
mending that the percentage- 
of-salary formula for funding 
the plan be replaced by a flat- 
rate premium. Under the per- 
centage formula, wealthier 
churches paying higher 
salaries to their ministers ef- 
fectively subsidize medical 
coverage for lower-paid clergy 
in smaller, poorer churches. 
The task force argues that this 
disguises actual medical costs 
and penalizes the rich. 

The Board of Pensions has 
publicly announced its opposi- 
tion to the proposed changes. 

Six men vying for GA moderator 

Six candidates have been en- 
dorsed by their respective 
presbyteries as candidates for 
moderator of the 202nd 
General Assembly in Salt 
Lake City. 
They are: 

Josiah Beeman, who was 
endorsed Jan. 23 by National 
Capital Presb5^ery. 

Beeman is clerk of session 
at Capitol Hill Presbyterian 
Church in Washington, D.C. 
He has been an elder for al- 
most 34 years. 

The General Assembly 
Coimcil elected Beeman chair 
for 1988-89. Earlier, he was 
chair of the Mission Design 
Committee that developed the 
denomination's new national 

Beeman, a lawyer, heads a 
political consulting firm in 
Washington, D.C. 

Price Henderson Gwynn 
ni, an elder at Steele Pres- 
byterian Church, Charlotte, 
N.C., has been endorsed by the 
Presbjrtery of Charlotte. 

The candidate was 
moderator of his presbjd;ery in 
1977, served on the judicial 
committee, and was the 
presbirteiys representative on 
the Board of Trustees of 
Davidson College. 

Gwynn was a commissioner 
to the General Assembly on 
the 100th anniversary of the 
former Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.) in 1961. 

Gwynn is president and 
director of both Package 
Products Co. and Engraph Inc. 
He is lecturer at Queens Col- 
lege, marketing instructor at 
the University of North 
Carolina and visiting lecturer 
to the European Association of 
Label Manufacturers. 

The Rev. M. Douglas 
Harper has been pastor of St. 
Andrew's Presbyterian 
Church in Houston, Texas 
since 1961. 

Prior to becoming pastor of 
St. Andrew's, Harper was a 
pastor at First Presb3i;erian 
Church, Huntsville, Texas 
from 1957-61; Pittsboro Pres- 
byterian Church, Pittsboro, 
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Harper served on the Com- 
mittee on Reunion. He also 
has served as a member of the 
General Assembly Task Force 
on the Brief Statement of 
Faith and is past president of 
the Covenant Fellowship of 

The Rev. Allen 
Maruyama, co-pastor of 
Montview Boulevard Pres- 
byterian Church for 18 years, 
has the endorsement of Den- 
ver Presbjrtery. 

Maruyama serves on the 
General Assembly Nominat- 
ing Committee, the Per- 
manent Judicial Commission 
and as chair of the Consulting 
Committee on Professional 
Development of the Church 
Vocations Ministry Unit. 

In 1979, Maruyama was 
elected moderator of Denver 
Presbytery and ran for 
moderator of the General As- 
sembly in 1980. He has served 
on various national and pres- 
bytery committees as well as 
the McCormick Seminary 
Board of Trustees. 

The Rev. Herbert Meza, 
vice moderator of the 201st 
General Assembly, has been 
endorsed by the Presbjd;ery of 
St. Augustine. 

Meza is pastor at Fort 
Caroline Presbs^erian Church 

in his native Florida. He 
served as pastor of the Church 
of the Pilgrims in Washington, 
D.C. from 1968-80. His other 
pastorates have included 
churches in Houston, Bellaire 
and Texas City, Texas. 

The Jacksonville, Fla, resi- 
dent ran for moderator of the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.) in 
1976. He served on the 
Southern church's Board of 
World Missions for nine years 
and was one of 60 clergy who 
participated in a peace-keep- 
ing delegation to Vietnam. 

More recently, Meza was 
sent as part of an interfaith 
delegation to El Salvador by 
the Global Mission Ministry 

The Rev. Fred Ryle Jr., 

pastor of Grace First Pres- 
byterian Church, Weather- 
ford, Texas, was endorsed by 
Grace Presbytery. 

Ryle is a graduate of Union 
Theological Seminary in New 
York. He has had pastorates 
in Monahans and Slaton, 
Texas, before accepting the 
call at Grace First in 1971. 

The candidate has served 
the church at every governing 
body level. He has moderated 
Synod of the Sun and the 
former Big Bend Presbytery. 
He has served on numerous 
committees for the synod and 
Grace Presbytery. 

It says the changes are quick 
fixes that do not address the 
fundamental question plagu- 
ing the entire country of how 
to control runaway health care 
costs. In opposing the flat- rate 
proposal, the Board reaf- 
firmed its support of a benefits 
plan for the church that incor- 
porates the belief that the rich 
should assist the poor. 

The larger issue of 
universal access to health care 
is the subject of a study paper 
prepared for this Assembly by 
the Committee on Social Wit- 
ness Policy (CSWP). That 
committee develops policy 
statements on a wide range of 
social issues for the church. 

In 1988 the General As- 
sembly approved a policy 
statement on the problems 
created by the rapidly rising 
cost of health care in the 
United States. In 1989 the As- 
sembly passed a resolution 
asking CSWP to develop fur- 
ther recommendations for the 
church. The preliminary 
report being considered this 
year lays the groundwork for 
those policy recommendations 
that are scheduled to come 
before the 1991 Assembly. 

Nearly every General 
Assembly for more than a 
decade has addressed issues of 
human sexuality. This year 
will be no different. 

The 1978 Assembly 
adopted a policy that bans 
"self-affirming, practicing 
homosexuals" from ordained 
office in the church. That 

policy has been challenged 
every year and has always 
been upheld. The 1987 As- 
sembly authorized a Task 
Force on Human Sexuality to 
review the church's position on 
a variety of human sexuality 

That task force will make a 
progress report to this As- 
sembly on its work to date, as 
will two other related task for- 
ces that are reviewing the 
church's positions on abortion 
and ordination. The human 
sexuality task force is 
scheduled to make its final 
report in 1991, the ordination 
and abortion groups in 1992. 

Presbyterians for Lesbian 
and Gay Concerns, one of more 
than 20 "special organiza- 
tions" that work for particular 
causes within the church, will 
come under fire at this As- 

Coop chairs GA 
benefits committee 

At the center of the discussion 
of the health care benefits will 
be Roxanna R. Coop of Wil- 
mington, Del., chair of the 
GA's standing committee on 
pensions and benefits. 

"I think it will be an inter- 
esting experience in consensus 
building," she said. Coop is 
director of the administrative 
commission on the Speer 
Trust, which provides anti- 
poverty grants in New Castle 
Presbj^ery and the sjTiod. 

West Virginia elder to lead GA Council 

laypersons have been elected 
to lead the General Assembly 
Council during the next year. 

During the council's March 
29-31 meeting, Patricia Ken- 
nedy, an elder from Charlton 
Heights, W.V., was elected 
chairperson on the first ballot. 
Bruce Spence, an elder from 
Masonville, Colo., was elected 
vice chairperson on the third 

Kennedy succeeds the Rev. 
Lewis Bledsoe of Charlotte, 

The General Assembly 

Council was created to coor- 
dinate the work of the highest 
governing body of the Pres- 
byterian Church (U.S.A.), the 
General Assembly. The coun- 
cil coordinates the ministry 
and mission of the Assembly's 
program agencies and 
relationships with other 
governing bodies of the 
church. The council is made up 
of elected persons repre- 
senting presbyteries, S5Tiods, 
the program agencies and the 
church at-large, and reports 
directly to the General As- 

est your WILL power. 

Answers to the True or False statements 
found on a previous page in this issue. 



J C't7 Usually not. In many states, the wife 
M^^-L'^J^* gets one-half of the estate if the 
husband dies without a will. 
PA T QJ7 Many states require that a guardian 
Mz/^l^LyiZf hold your estate for your children 
until they are adults. 

'p'/i ¥ Qp It is more likely to appoint your 
M^-iM.±jLjL^» spouse as guardian, or some other 
related person. But they will have to furnish a bond 
and pay the fee for it. 

fA T Qf7 Even if your spouse is guardian, 
J^-^-L/^J^* he/she usually must have specific 
permission from the court to spend your children's 
share of your estate on their support or education. 
He/she may be required to render detailed accounts 
of these expenditures. 

^ JPA J C J7 ^ child bom after the date of your 
m\ /VlA/iJXlf. will might be entitled to receive 
v^Wwhatever would have been provided by the state if 
you had died "intestate." 

ZfA f QJ7 ^om property would be disposed of 
■l^-iM-M^iJ-IZiu according to the rights of relatives 
listed in the law of your state but not necessarily as 
you would have directed. 
f\ 'P'A ¥ QJ7 In some states, when the handwriting 
■'^ l^kJM^ • is generally known, handwritten 
wills can be held valid, but questions about the 
circumstances under which they were written make 
them a very risky proposition. 


F/\.LSE states may require three. Any 

will dis(X>sing of prof)erty located in 
a three-witness state should have three, even if you 
write it while resident in a state requiring only two. 
EVJ r Actually, it is usually a very modest 

^^■i'-LtiJ-L^* amount. Whatever his charge, the 
expert knowledge involved makes it a bargain. 


'P'A ¥ In every state a SfKJUse is granted sta- 

■* 'M.l^iJAlf tutory rights to the other's property. 

Write today for information. 

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Before you go, you may find two of our booklets 
useful. They suggest questions you might ask 
and help you line up information to be considered 
Write for them now: How To Make Your Will and 
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Union Theological Seminary 


Marty Torkington, Editor 


Swezey Named New 
Dean of the Faculty 

Dr. Charles M. Swezey has 
been appointed new Dean of 
the Faculty at Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary in Virginia, 
President T. Hartley Hall IV 
announced. Swezey is the 
Annie Scales Rogers Professor 
of Christian Ethics at the semi- 
nary. He assumes his new role 
on July 1 . 

Charles M. Swezey 

Educated at Washington 
and Lee University, Swezey 
completed the Bachelor of 
Divinity degree at Union 
Theological Seminary in 
Virginia in 1961, the S.T.M. de- 
gree from Yale Divinity School 
in 1962, and the M.A. and Ph.D. 
degrees from Vanderbilt 
University in 1974 and 1978. 

After ordination by 
Lexington Presbytery in 1962, 
Swezey was assistant minister at 
the Lexington Presbyterian 
Church. Before coming to Union 

Seminary in 1974 as assistant 
professor, he served as stated 
clerk of the presbytery, visiting 
lecturer at Mary Baldwin 
College, and teaching assistant 
at Vanderbilt University. 

For 10 years he was a mem- 
ber of the Presbyteries' 
Cooperative Committee on 
Examinations for Candidates, 
Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.). In 1988, he 
served on the Human 
Fetal Tissue Transplan- 
tation Research Panel, a 
nationwide committee 
of Consultants to the 
Advisory Committee to 
the Director of the 
National Institutes of 
Health. The panel 
studied in detail the 
opinions of worldwide 
experts on the use of 
human fetal tissue in 
research and presented 
their findings to the NIH. 

Swezey currently serves on 
the editorial board of Inter- 
pretation, a world-renowned 
theological journal published 
from the Union Seminary cam- 
pus, and on the Board of 
Directors of the Richmond 
Metropolitan Blood Service. 

He is married to the former 
Mary Evelyn Knight, daughter of 
a Union Seminary graduate. 
They have three children, Chris- 
topher Stephen, Margaret Fenton, 
and Mary Mason. □ 

Dr. T. Hartley Hall presents textbooks to Trinity College spokespersons. 

Hebrew Textbooks To Travel the Globe 

The Reverend Andrews 
Aboagye, a teacher at Trinity 
College in Ghana, accepts 
Hebrew textbooks from Presi- 
dent T. Hartley Hall IV as a gift 
from Union Seminary to its 
sister seminary in Ghana. Join- 
ing Aboagye in accepting the 
books are the Reverend 
Seth Asamoah and the 
Reverend Christopher Ahorble, 
also from Triruty College. The 

Ghanaian pastors are on cam- 
pus this year working in 
advanced degree programs. 
Sharing the occasion are semi- 
nary Professors H. McKennie 
Goodpasture, Richard R. 
Osmer, and Kurtis C. Hess. 
Funds for the purchase of these 
textbooks were designated by the 
generous contribution of a 
supporter of Union Seminary. □ 

Kuykendall Speaker at Graduation 

Dr. John W. Kuykendall, 
president of Davidson College 
and graduate of Union 
Theological Seminary in 
Virginia, will be speaker for the 
seminary's 1990 Commence- 
ment Exercises to be held on 
May 28. Sixty-two members of 
the graduating class will receive 
M.Div., D.Min. Th.D., and Ph.D. 
degrees from the seminary. 
Graduation ceremonies will 
take place at 5 p.m. at the Ginter 
Park Presbyterian Church, near 

the seminary campus. 

Kuykendall, a native of 
Charlotte, North Carolina, 
received his B.D. from Union 
Seminary in 1964. He has 
received degrees from David- 
son College, Yale Divinity 
School, and Princeton Uruversity. 

The May ceremonies bring 
to a close the 178th consecutive 
academic year of the seminary, 
which began in 1812 at 
Hampden-Sydney College in 
Virginia. □ 

UTS Professors 
Contribute to 

Five members of the facility 
at Union Theological Seminary 
in Virginia are listed among 59 
prominent scholars contributing 
to a Bible reference published in 
November 1989 by MacMillan & 

The Books of the Bible is a 
two-volume set offering 
original essays on the history, 
meaning, and striking lan- 
guage of the books of the Bible. 
A number of UTS professors, 
noted for their biblical research 
and expertise, are represented 
among the contributors. 

W. Sibley Towner, professor 
of biblical interpretation, writes 
on "Daniel, and Additions to 
Daniel;" Elizabeth Achtemeier, 
adjunct professor of horruletics, 
addresses "Obadiah and 
Nahum;" James L. Mays, profes- 
sor of Hebrew and Old Testa- 
ment interpretation, reviews 
"Micah;" Jack Dean Kingsbury, 
professor of biblical theology, 
elaborates on "Matthew;" and 
Paul J. Achtemeier, professor of 
biblical interpretation, con- 
centrates on "I Peter." 

The Books of the Bible has 
an additional companion 
piece, the Illustrated Dictionary 
and Concordance of the Bible, 
which is offered at a discount 
with the purchase of the 
other volume. □ 

Union Seminary Aiumna Invited to Observe Nicaraguan Elections 

Sally Campbell-Evans, a 
1988 graduate of Union Semi- 
nary, was one of 16 Pres- 
byterians who were among 
more than 1 ,000 "internationals" 
invited by Nicaragua's 
Supreme Electoral Council to 
observe its electoral process in 
February. In that group were 
133 North Americans, repre- 
senting a number of denomina- 
tions and coordinated under 
the auspices of Witness for 
Peace. Campbell-Evans was 
the coordinator of the Pres- 
byterian delegation. The 
group, ranging from the most 
progressive to the most conser- 
vative, had a clear purpose: to 
observe the Nicaraguan voting 
process, document any viola- 
tions, and report the results to 
one of the official international 

"The voting turnout was 
amazing," reports Campbell- 
Evans. "Eighty-eight percent 
registered to vote and 78 
percent actually voted. The 
election is reported to be only 
the second fair election in 
Nicaraguan history (the other 
i as in 1984), so it was a festive 

occasion. Many churches held 
services on Saturday to free up 
Sunday for the election." 

The Presbyterian contingent 
attended rallies by the two main 
parties: the Frente Sandinista 
Liberacion Nacional party and 
the UNO (United National 
Opposition) party, a fragile 
coalition of 13 parties ranging 
from conservative to socialist to 
communist. They listened to the 
views of Conservative 
Democrats, Liberal Inde- 
pendents, and Revolutionary 
Workers' Party members. Then, 

aboard a stubborn mule, 
CampbeU-Evans and her com- 
panion rode to Wiwili, a remote 
community in northem Nicaragua 
(no telephone and only one 
inoperable radio), to observe the 
voting at 11 poUing places. She 
describes what she saw. 

"By 6 a.m., poll-watchers 
were assembling cardboard 
boxes and hanging black 
plastic for voting booths, all in 
full view of the public, to 
prevent ballot stuffing. The 
ballots were large sheets of 
paper covered with each 

Sally Campbell-Evans, surrounded by members of her host family in 
Wiwili, Nicaragua. 

party's colorful and distinct 
symbols. Though the majority 
of Nicaraguans have become 
literate since 1979, writing on 
the ballots was kept to a mini- 
mum. Signs proclaimed 
"Voting is easy," and "We're all 
going to vote" and showed 
how to mark, fold, and register 
the ballot, and have a thumb 
stamped with ink to prevent a 
second vote. Voters waited in 
line for hours in the scorching 
sun and pouring rain. Pregnant 
women, the aged, and women 
with children were allowed to 
vote first. Soldiers in pairs 
came out of the fields to vote 
and return to fighting. When 
the day was over, the ballots 
were tallied. Fifty-four percent 
had voted for UNO and 41 per- 
cent for the Sandinista party. 

"The voting procedure was 
honest and fair," reports 
Campbell-Evans, "but how do 
you factor in eight years of war, 
five years of trade embargo, 
$29 million paid by the U.S. to 
the opposition in the last four 
years, the invasion of Panama 
two months prior? In my 
opinion, the people of 

Nicaragua were forced to 
make a choice, either for the 
Sandinista government or 
against the war, the draft, and 
the economic embargo. They 
vote for their stomachs." 

It is possible that there will 
be more violence in the 
country, she said. "It seems to 
me," she continued, "that the 
most important thing we can 
do is to continue to pray for the 
people of Nicaragua and 
support any efforts of recon- 
ciliation taking place there. 
Reconciliation is the key to 
their future." 

Campbell-Evans holds a 
mission diaconate of the Pres- 
byterian Church (U.S.A.), ap- 
pointed to the Stony Point 
Center in New York. She 
coordinates the center's 
Central American Education 
Program. She is married to the 
Reverend Clarke Campbell- 
Evans, executive secretary for 
five southern countries of 
South America for the General 
Board of Global Ministries, 
United Methodist Church. □ 


Bible Study— Lesson 10, June 1990 

Add to Your Faith... II Peter 1 :1 -2:1 Oa 


How big is your Bible? There are 66 books in 
our Protestant sacred Scriptures: how many of 
them do you read? Our concluding Bible studies 
for this year will deal with two that you may 
not read very often. II Peter and Jude are 
among the most obscure volumes in the canon. 

The Book of Second Peter 

While II Peter is classified as a letter among 
the General Epistles of the New Testament, it 
also can come under the particular literary 
genre of "testament." This category consists of 
a speech or blessing offered, usually at the close 
of a person's life, summarizing the teachings or 
wishes of that person. In the Old Testament, 
Moses' farewell address in Deuteronomy 33 
would be a testament, as would, in the New 
Testament, Jesus' farewell discourses 
in John 13 - 17. "Testaments" were a 
popular style for Jewish writings in 
between what we call, in a slightly 
different sense, the "Old Testament" 
and the "New Testament." 

II Peter was written, not to a 
named church, but rather for 
believers everywhere; it evoked 
enough conviction as being in the 
tradition of Peter (therefore "or- 
thodox" or "right") to give it a place in 
Scripture. It is different in style and 
background from I Peter, and it may 
be helpful to think of this book as a summary 
of the impact Peter made as a disciple. 

Using his combined Hebrew and Greek 
name, he identifies himself as a "slave and 
apostle" of Jesus Christ. (II Peter 1:1) He puts 
himself on a par with his readers, praying that 
the two blessings of "grace" and "peace" may not 
only be present in them but may be "multi- 

We Have It AU 

Those who know God in Christ have as gifts 
"all things that pertain to life and godliness." 
(1:3) These gifts are made possible to us by 

— God's divine power (1:3); 

— "his precious and very great promises" 
(1:4); and 

— the assurance that we shall be "partakers 
of the divine nature" (1:4) 

Such an affirmation may remind us of some 
words of Peter in the Gospel of John. When 
Jesus' popularity began to wane he asked his 
disciples, "Will you also go away?" Peter 
answered, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You 
have the words of eternal life." (John 6:67-68) 

From Faith to Love 

Although one of the principal themes of his 
message is to be against the heresy involved in 
licentiousness, his approach is to emphasize 
the positive. Beginning with faith, which to 
Peter is a gift from God and not something a 
person earns, he calls for seven noble at- 
tributes, culminating in love. Each of these 
involves discipline and is something to be 
worked for diligently. Important as faith is, it 
is not enough; it has to be supplemented. Peter 
is here giving us the essentials of the moral life. 

There can be no place in "the eternal 
kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" 
for those who do not follow the ethical behavior 
embodied in these steps from faith to love. By 
your actions you "confirm your call and elec- 
tion." (II Peter 1:10) 

.Remembered Experiences, 
Genuine Prophecy 

The highlight of Peter's pre-Passion Week 
experience as a disciple was that of the Trans- 
figuration. The event was genuine and 

Mary B. Sheats 

profound, not myth. (1:16) It indelibly im- 
pressed on Peter God's affirmation of Jesus as 
God's Son. Peter can say, "We were eyewit- 
nesses. . . we heard this voice, ... we were with 
him." (1:16,18) 

A genuine experience of the presence of God 
is something no one can take from us. While we 
cannot presume to put our experiences in the 
category of those of Peter, even the years do not 
dim the memory of a sense of being called to 
service, or of the awesome awareness of the 
closeness of Christ. Peter had lived day by day, 
in and out of boats, in association with Jesus, 
but there was something special about God's 
revelation in the Transfiguration, and Peter did 
not want his readers to diminish its authen- 

Peter finds authority not only in remem- 
bered experience but also in "the prophetic 
word." (1:19) By this he would mean Holy Scrip- 
ture, the tradition through which 
God made his will known. The 
authority of Scripture was and is self- 
authenticating, and Peter here com- 
pares it to "a lamp shining in a dark 
place." (1:19) Those who wrote God's 
word did so under the guidance of the 
Holy Spirit (1:21), and interpretation 
of the word must be under the same 
auspices. Our author lived long 
enough to see the letters of Paul con- 
sidered as Scripture (3:15-16). In his 
mind, they evidently shared the 
same Holy Spirit as the words of the 
ancient prophets. 

False Prophets: An Old Story 

In Ch'apter 2 the author becomes specific 
about his deep concern: the presence of false 
teachers in the church. These false teachers 
bring in heresies (false beliefs); heresies lead to 
licentiousness, especially to greed. (II Peter 
2:1-3) The author turns to Jewish history for 
examples of God's response to sin and to 
righteousness. His first illustration, that of an- 
gels being cast into hell (2:4), refers to a rab- 
binic interpretation of Gen. 6:1-5 — "a bit of 
unassimilated mythology" in which angels de- 
scended from heaven and seduced women on 
earth, resulting in the origin of giants. 

There follow other examples of sin being 
punished and righteousness being rewarded: 

"The ancient world" was drowned in the 
flood, while Noah and his family were saved; 
"the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah" were 
destroyed by fire and brimstone while Lot was 
preserved. (2:4-8) 

The Question 

Our next study will continue with II Peter's 
theme of the relation between theology and 
ethics: of licentiousness having its roots in false 
teaching, which is based on the wrong 

In the expectation of the Second Coming of 
Christ, the question this entire book of II Peter 
makes its readers confront is, 

"What sort of persons ought you to be. . . ?" 
(3:11) What do you need to add to your faith? 

Suggested Activities 

1. Write the names of the items in II Peter 
1:5-7 on separate pieces of cardboard (or 4 x 6 
cards). Give each to a different person. Ask her 
to tell what the attribute means to her, giving 
an illustration if possible. See how each word 
relates to the one it follows. 

2. II Peter refers to "multiplying" (1:2) and 
"adding" (1:5 KJV). What other mathematical 
transactions do you find in this book? 

3. Close by singing (or having someone read) 
George Matheson's hjrmn, "Make Me a Captive, 
Lord," #308 in The Hymnbook. 

Calhoun named to PCUSA Foundation board 

Leon J. Calhoun Sr. of 
Hampton, Va., has been 
named to the Board of Trus- 
tees of the Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.) Foundation. 
Calhoun is serving a three- 
year term which began on 

January 1, 1990. 

Calhoun has served the 
Presb5rterian Church (U.S.A.) 
as a member of its advisory 
committee on Human 
Resource Management and its 
Churchwide Compensation 

Policy Guidelines Task Force. 

He was a trustee of the 
former Synod of New York as 
well as a member of the Reor- 
ganizing Commission for the 
Synod of the North East. 

The Presbyterian News, May 1990, 1 a^je il 

60 attend PREM training 

Sixty persons from the synod 
recently attended a Pres- 
byterian and Reformed Educa- 
tional Ministry (PREM) Advo- 
cate training event. 

PREM Advocates help in- 
terpret the resources de- 
veloped for PREM, assist con- 
gregations in the use of those 
resources, and encourage and 
assist congregations in plan- 
ning for a comprehensive 
educational ministry. 

These advocates have been 
elected to three-year terms by 
their presbyteries to replace 
the initial group of PREM ad- 
vocates, whose terms are now 
expiring. Some are original ad- 
vocates who were re-elected. 

Members of the leadership 
team which planned the event 
were Lena Clausell, Jocelyn 
Hill, Terry Martin-Minnich, 
William Painter and Becky 

Overall leadership for the 
synod-sponsored event was 
supplied by Margaret Haney 
from the General Assembly's 
Education and Congregational 
Ministry Unit, and Ms. 
Clausell from the Continuing 
Education Office at Union 

Theological Seminary. 

Those attending the March 
event were, by presbjrtery: 

Baltimore — Ken Byerly, Terry 
Martin-Minnich, Nancy Saarles, and 
Pat Aaserude 

Charlotte — Edward Newberry, 
Jean Love, Mary Carol Michie, D.C. 
Home, Lucy Roddey, and Jocelyn Hill 

Coastal Carolina — Joe Hill and 
Edith Hill 

Eastern Virginia — Michael Con- 
drey, William Heywood Jr., Barbara 
Bayley, Sylvia Maume, Susan Sauer, 
Patricia Freshney, Miki Vanderbilt, 
Nancy Smith, and Patricia Feely 

The James — Lil Eanes, Nancy 
Pederson, Gloria Cauthorne, Von 
Clemans, Betty Morris, Gerry 
Anders, Marge Shaw, and Jeanette 

New Hope — Betty Berghaus, 
Sheila Barrick, and Marilyn Hein 

National Capital — Virginia 
White, Gretchen Peacock, and Karen 

New Castle — Carol Ann Purkey 
and David Parke 

The Peaks — Mary Lea Hartman, 
Mary Barton, and Pat Kirk 

Salem — Delores Spielman, Parks 
Williams, Donna Chase, Leslie Mc- 
Leod, Katy Raid, Pat Stewart, Ida 
McCaskill, Bill Chase, Ella Mae 
Phelps, Rebekah Lee-Andrews, and 
Hewon Han 

Shenandoah — William Painter, 
Mary Lou McMillin, Norbert Peil, 
Stephen Kenney, Skip Hastings, 
Sally Robinson and Henry Woodall 

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Pag?^ 12, The Presbyterian News, May 1990 

Youth of churches 
fellowship together 

A problem faced by many 
small churches is not having 
enough young people to have a 
viable youth group. Churches 
in Granville County faced this 
same problem. But, in the fall 
of 1987, elder Mike Blunt from 
the Butner Presbyterian 
Church contacted Phil and Jan 
Butin of the Oxford Pres- 
byterian Church, about the 
possibility of some joint youth 

After talking with Blunt, 
the idea was expanded into a 
plan for a county-wide Pres- 
byterian youth ministry. 
Churches to be included would 
be Oxford Presbyterian 
Church (156 members), the 
Butner Presbyterian Church 
(64 members)the historically 
black Timothy Darling Pres- 
byterian Church of Oxford (71 
members), and the four rural 
churches pastored by George 
Crofoot — Grassy Creek, 
Hebron, Oak Hill, and Geneva, 
each having 10 to 65 members. 

The first step was to in- 
volve both lay and clergy 
leadership from these chur- 
ches. Elder Sylvia Hendrix 
from the Geneva Church and 
Elder Roverta Howell from the 
Timothy Darling Church were 
brought into the planning. 
Working together, all seven 
churches were contacted to 
determine which churches had 
youth in what age groups. 

All were interested, though 
some of the churches didn't 
have any youth in particular 
age groups. With much of the 
energy about this youth minis- 
try still coming from Mike 
Blunt, all the churches 
provided lay and clergy leader- 

The model settled on was to 
have three to four events each 
year for 3rd - 5th graders, and 
two to four events annually for 
6th - 12th graders. The pro- 
gram was called Granville 
County Presbyterian 
Youth. The events are 
planned and hosted alterna- 
tively by the various churches 
in the county. With the 
younger group, there have 
been between 15 and 30 
children for evening meetings 
which are planned with high- 
energy games (off-beat relays, 
water games, etc.), a dinner, 
singing with guitar, and a 
Bible discussion. Christian 

videotape, or similar learning 
and growth activity. 

In the older group, 15 to 20 
youth participated in Christ- 
mas caroling at the Murdock 
Center in Butner, a dance at 
the Timothy Darling Church, 
a "50's" party which focused on 
the way God remains faithful 
throughout the changes of 
time and culture, and the an- 
nual "youth day" with Chris- 
tian speakers and a Duke 
University football game. 

Several weeks ago, the 
older youth met at Timothy 
Darling Church to visit several 
local nursing homes and sing. 
Due to a van outreach to the 
federal housing projects in Ox- 
ford which Timothy Darling 
has recently begun, 10 
teenagers were present from 
Timothy Darling. Another ten 
were there from Oxford, But- 
ner, and Geneva. Dinner was 
served at that church after- 
ward, and the young people 
had a fantastic time. 

The inter-racial fellowship 
has been tremendous not only 
for the youth, but also for the 
adult leaders. Needless to say, 
significant reconciliation is 
taking place in Christ. 

For those who have been in- 
volved, the result of Granville 
County Presbyterian "Youth 
has been a renewed relation- 
ship with Christ and the 
church, a much stronger sense 
of Presbyterian connectional 
identity, and a profound ap- 
preciation for the variety of 
churches within our denom- 
ination and their unique 

The young people look 
forward to seeing those from 
the other churches, and there 
has been a real willingness on 
their parts to include and 
respect one another, not- 
withstanding the diverse 
backgrounds represented. 

As more and more of the 
younger children grow up, it is 
hoped that this ministry will 
become stronger, larger and 
more vital. If you would like 
more information on the Gran- 
ville County Presbyterian 
Youth or would be interested 
in starting a similar program 
in your area, please feel free to 
contact Philip and Janet 
Butin, pastors of the Oxford 
Presbyterian Church, (919) 

Racial ethnic ministry 

The Racial Ethnic Ministry 
Unit is one of eight ministry 
units of the Presbytery of New 
Hope. Its purpose is to work 
toward peace and wholeness 
within the presbytery com- 

According to the Design for 
Mission, this purpose is to be 
achieved by: 

1. enabling other ministry 
units to fulfill their respon- 
sibilities related to racial eth- 
nic concerns 

2. monitoring of functions 
within the presbytery, includ- 
ing equal employment oppor- 

3. advocacy for the church's 
witness for racial justice in 

4 participation in strategy 

development for racial ethnic 
facets of presbytery's work. 

One of this committees' ob- 
jectives for 1990 is to promote 
special racial ethnic programs 
such as the annual racial eth- 
nic caucuses/convocations 
throughout the Presbyterian 

The annual Racial Ethnic 
Convocation was held May 
3-6 in Houston, Texas. The ra- 
cial-ethnic committee pro- 
vided partial scholarships in 
the amount of $165. The con- 
vocation included Asians, 
African Americans, Hispanics, 
and Native Americans. 

For more information about 
the racial ethnic committee, 
please contact the Presbytery 

May 1990 

Sylvia Goodnight, Editor 

VIM'S travel to Mexico 

On March 3, a 15-member 
group from the East Carolina 
University Presbyterian Cam- 
pus Ministry embarked on a 
Volunteers in Mission trip to 
Muna, Mexico. The exotic 
area in Mexico in which they 
would live, the pronounced 
diversity among the members 
of the group, and the lessons 
God had in store for them were 
all unimaginable at that time. 

They spent six months rais- 
ing $11,000 through car 
washes, donations from Pres- 
bjd^erian Churches, bake sales, 
a Valentine breakfast-in-bed- 
sale, and a burrito dinner. 
They met regularly to discuss 
the Yucatan Area they would 
be visiting, the culture and the 

The group left the Raleigh- 
Durham airport with high 
hopes and a few expectations 
about the families in which 
they would live, the work they 
would do, and the type of trip 
it would be. Most of those 
hopes and expectations would 
be fulfilled in a much different 
way than any pre-conceived 

A brief customs stop in 

Cozumel, a resort area, gave 
some volunteers their first 
taste of Mexico. About a third 
had been to Mexico on pre- 
vious mission experiences. 
Two are Mexican citizens who 
came to study in the United 
States after a work-team went 
to their city, Sahagun, four 
years ago. 

Back on the plane to 
Merida, conversations be- 
tween team members marked 
their differences in back- 
groimd and personality. Their 
career goals ranged from 
fulltime mission work after 
graduation to physical 
therapy, criminal justice, 
teaching, art, dance and writ- 
ing. A couple members of the 
group already had graduated 
and work at the local radio sta- 
tion and medical school. They 
all came for different reasons, 
but united for the same pur- 
pose — to do a task that the 
Lord had set for them to do. 

Their project in Numa in- 
cluded laying a floor and build- 
ing benches, or at least the 
group thought that was the 
plan. Upon arrival, they saw 
that the 80-member church 
had been making do for the 
last 20 years with a handful of 
benches and chairs that were 
frail at best, no doors, and a 
concrete floor. Excitement 
arose at the possibility of im- 
proving the conditions. 

However, the week became 
a humbling experience for the 
team. The Lord set for them 
another agenda, which did not 
include immediate work. 
Tiles and wood were not 
delivered on time, and a 
professional was hired to do 
part of the work. These set- 
backs sufficed to frustrate the 
majority of the work team. 

It became hard for some of 
the members to enjoy the side- 
trips because they felt guilty 
about not doing the physical 
labor anticipated. The group 

Michelle Lee of Morehead City and Tiffany Barnes of Raleigh 
pose with elementary school students in Opichen, Mexico 

had to learn to cope with a 
schedule that changed daily 
and a stark realization that 
they had absolutely no control 
over the situation. 

By the middle of the week, 
important questions were 
posed: What was their pur- 
pose in being there and were 
they doing the job God wanted 
them to do? Prayers were 
lifted up, asking God to give 
them peace about their 
presence there in all that they 
did and asking Him to help 
them fulfill whatever tasks He 
would ask of them. 

God answered those 
prayers quickly. Truckloads of 
wood and tile arrived the next 
day, which left the group with 
enough physical labor to work 
all day and into the night for 
their last two days. And the 
pastor of the church said that 
the group's actions at the 
beginning of the week had 
made a definite impression on 
the youth of the church, who 
were struggling with the same 
types of peer pressure as the 
youth in the U.S. 

The 10-day trip came to an 
abrupt end, and when the mo- 
ment came to leave there was 
an air of thankfulness but also 
sadness. Ten days had 
definitely been enough and yet 
it had not. These Mayan Chris- 
tians were all brothers and 
sisters by faith, they would be 
seen again in heaven and yet 
there was a yearning to get to 
know them just a little bit bet- 
ter while here on earth. 

Members of the 1990 ECU 
Presbyterian VIM work-team 
were: Michelle Burcher (the 
leader and Presbyterian cam- 
pus minister), Shawne Ander- 
son, Chris Cox, Osar Montiel, 
Stephanie Folsom, Andy 
Spratt, Carla Edwards, Tif- 
fany Barnes, Dona Leith, Em- 
manuel Vargas, Michelle Lee, 
Mary Rutt, Dana Kirvan, 
Jonathon Gravel and Bonnie 

(The above article was writ- 
ten by Stephanie Folsom, a 
senior journalism major at 
East Carolina University, was 
a member of the VIM work- 

Churches help with 
refugee resettlement 

There are 10 to 14 million 
refugees in the world today 
who know the despair of home- 
lessness and the attempt to 
keep hope alive. 

Some left their homelands 
because of religious persecu- 
tion; others left because of 
bombings and violence. Still 
others had to leave because 
their political viewpoints have 
made them subject to persecu- 
tion or even death. 

Whatever the specific 
reason for their flight, they are 
persons without a home who 
fear persecution if they are 
sent back to their country. 

Church sponsorship is 
one way of bringing hope into 
the bleak future many 
refugees now face. Through 
sponsorship, churches and 
church committees can offer a 
hand of friendship to enable 
refugees to begin a new life in 
this country. 

For Christians, refugee 
resettlement offers a unique 
chance to participate. In a 
world of broken lives and shat- 
tered dreams, of violence and 
fear of homelessness, refugee 
resettlement is one way local 
church members can bring 
healing and hope to an in- 

dividual or family now in a 
refugee camp overseas. 

In 1989 alone churches in 
Cary, Raleigh, Durham, 
Graham, High Point and Bur- 
lington sponsored refugees 
from Poland, Afghanistan, 
Laos, Vietnam, and Iran. Also, 
churches in Madison, Roanoke 
Rapids, and Kill Devil Hills 
are in the process of applying 
for sponsorship. 

Our denomination's connec- 
tion to refugees in need. 
Church World Service, 
maintains contact with local 
religious and other relief or- 
ganizations around the world, 
keeping our denomination in- 
formed where and when our 
assistance is required. 
Church World Service also 
provides information to and 
coordinates the work of chur- 
ches involved in refugee reset- 
tlement. A major source of 
funding is the One Great 
Hour of Sharing offering. 

If you can envision your 
congregation's participation in 
this ministry and would Uke 
further information, please 
contact Wendy Segreti, 
denominational coordinator, 
1104 Askham Drive, Cary, NC 
27511,(919) 469-1999. 

The Presbyterian News 

of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 

New Hope Presbytery 
Presbytery News 
see page 12 

June 1990 

Vol. LVI, Number 5 

Richmond, Va. 

Lagging contributions force cuts 
of $603,260 in mission funding 

Thousands of young people, like this camper at 
Chesapeake Center in Port Deposit, Md., will be enjoying 
fun and fellowship this summer through outdoor mini- 
stries throughout the synod. (Chesapeake Center photo) 

Faced with a $603,260 deficit, 
the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 
must cut its 1990 mission 
budget by 20 percent. 

Revised budget figures 
show that the synod will only 
have $2.37 million in revenue 
for mission, compared to an 
anticipated income of $2.91 

Synod Council has in- 
structed S3mod committees to 
identify and prioritize what 
program areas can be 

The synod committees will 
report back to the Synod 
Finance Committee, which 
will meet June 11. The Synod 
Council will act on the Finance 
Committee's recommenda- 
tions prior to the June 22-23 
Synod Assembly. 

About $383,000 has been 
subtracted from funding to 
programs and institutions 
which receive a set proportion 
of the mission budget. These 
institutions will also be asked 
to voluntarily return funds 
they do not need. 

The first indication that 
major cutbacks were neces- 
sary came during the Mission 
Funding Consultation, April 
27 in Richmond. At that time 
three presbyteries presented 
funding commitments to 
synod for 1990 that are sig- 
nificantly lower than the 
amounts synod anticipated 

Coastal Carolina's 1990 

Mission giving, Massanetta among issues 
for 204th Assembly in Winston-Salem 

The synod's mission budget 
deficit and the future of Mas- 
sanetta Springs will be two is- 
sues confronting commis- 
sioners to the 204th Synod As- 
sembly, June 22-23 in 
Winston-Salem, N.C. 

The Synod Finance Com- 
mittee is scheduled to present 
its report the first afternoon. 
Given that revenues for mis- 
sion fell more than half a mil- 
lion dollars short of projections 
for 1990, the commissioners 
may well spend some time dis- 
cussing the issue (see related 
story this page). 

By the time the assembly 
meets, the Finance Committee 
and Synod Council should 
have made the cuts to 1990 
mission funding. The feedback 

from those reductions and the 
outlook for 1991, however, 
may cause some debate. 

Synod planners projected 
an increase in unified giving 
from the presbyteries in 1990, 
but commitments fell for the 
third straight year. 

Massanetta, the hot topic at 
the 1989 assembly meeting, 
will again be an issue. The 
standoff between the synod 
and the conference center's 
board of trustees ended in 
February with a joint agree- 
ment, but did not decide the 
key issue — whether to reopen 

The Massanetta board has 
been re-organized — 10 new 
members joining 12 holdover 
members — and a set of 

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guidelines established for 
deciding the conference 
center's fate. 

The new board is studying 
the cost of re-opening the cen- 
ter near Harrisonburg and a 
report is scheduled for the 
Saturday morning session of 
the Synod Assembly. 

The Rev. Wylie Smith of 
Laurinburg, N.C, new presi- 
dent of the board, said the 
board should have an estimate 
of the cost of getting 
Massanetta "to the point 
where it could be re-opened." 
In the meantime, the day-to- 
day expenses of the center and 
board are being financed 
through a loan by the sjmod 
from the interest from the 
Massanetta Endowment. 

Previous estimates for 
renovating the old hotel build- 
ing and adding a new dining 
room and kitchen have run as 
high as $6 million. In fall 1988 
the Massanetta board voted to 
close and sell the conference 
center. It cited the property's 
condition, declining atten- 
dance and a consultant's 
report that a capital campaign 
was not feasible as reasons to 
sell Massanetta and use the 
proceeds to fund program- 
continued on page 5 

commitment dropped from 
$237,750 to $150,000. The 
James' commitment is $53,586 
instead of a predicted 
$117,336. Western North 
Carolina will contribute 
$118,384 instead of $169,400. 

When the Finance Commit- 
tee and Synod Council set the 
1990 budget last year, they an- 
ticipated an increase in con- 
tributions to synod mission. 
Instead, contributions fell 
again. "Both the council and 
the finance committee an- 
ticipated a restoration of most 
of the income lost in 1989," 
said Synod Associate Execu- 
tive for Finance Joe Pickard. 
"Instead, the 1990 support is 
$187,565 less than it was in 

Unified giving to synod has 
decreased from $2.27 million 
in 1988, to $1.76 miUion in 
1989, and $1.58 million in 

Synod Executive Carroll 
Jenkins told council that in- 
dividual Presbyterians are 
giving more to mission, but 
more of those dollars are stay- 
ing at the local level. 

Adding that several factors 
were to blame for the situa- 
tion, Jenkins pointed to two of 
them. First, some local chur- 
ches are redefining their 
relationship to the larger 
church. Second, some pres- 
byteries are holding back a 
higher percentage of mission 
dollars than in the past. 

continued on page 3 

Synod will withdraw 
from GA partnership 

The Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 
and its member presbyteries 
are planning to leave the 
PC(USA) Mission Partnership 
Funds program by 1992. 

The Synod Council con- 
firmed the withdrawal plan 
during its May meeting and 
the presbytery councils have 
been requested to act on it 
prior to July 11. 

The program distributes a 
portion of the General 
Assembly's unified giving to 
the synods based upon their 
mission funding needs. For 
1990 the Synod of the Mid-At- 
lantic received $585,000 
through the program. 

Distribution of this money 
was decided during the April 
27 Mission Funding Consult- 
ation in Richmond. 

The synod will keep 
$207,055 for its mission 

Eight presbyteries, in des- 
cending order of the amount, 
will receive the following: Bal- 
timore, $70,000; National 
Capital, $65,690; New Castle, 
$58,467; The Peaks, $52,424; 
Abingdon, $48,000; The 
James, $35,868; Eastern Vir- 
ginia, $25,496; and Charlotte, 

Presbyteries not request- 
ting a share of the partnership 

funds are Coastal Carolina, 
New Hope, Salem, Shenan- 
doah and Western North 

Historically, partnership 
funds were used by the pres- 
byteries of the former United 
Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. 

When the Synod of the Mid- 
Atlantic was formed, the Ar- 
ticles of Agreement said the 
new synod would be self sup- 
porting and not depend on 
funds from the General As- 

That led the first Mission 
Funding Consultation in Oc- 
tober 1988 to start the move 
toward withdrawal from the 
GA partnership. 

The plan under considera- 
tion cuts the amount from GA 
by 50 percent in 1991 and in- 
cludes no GA funds in 1992. 

Key to this plan for "self 
support" is insuring that con- 
tributions will instead be 
forthcoming from the pres- 
bj^eries to provide for sharing 
among the presbyteries within 
the synod. 

Mid-Atlantic will be the 
seventh synod to withdraw 
from the troubled GA pro- 
gram. Five other synods, how- 
ever, rely on the funds and face 
added financial problems be- 
cause of its lack of support. 

GA elects Gwynn as moderator 

Price Henderson Gwynn III, 
of Charlotte, N.C, was elected 
moderator of the 202nd 
General Assembly of the 
Presbji^rian Church, (U.S.A). 

Gwynn, an elder at Steele 
Creek Church, was endorsed 
by the Presbytery of Charlotte. 

He succeeds the Rev. 
Joan Salmon Campbell. 

The July issue of this 
paper will carry more infor- 
mation about the election. 

Price Henderson GvrjiiP 

Page I ke Presbyterian News, June 1990 

Moderator reflects on past year in the synod 

Dr. Christine Darden, a NASA 
aerospace engineer from Hampton, Va. 
ends her term as moderator at the June 
22-23 assembly. Below are her thoughts 
about the past year. 

What were the highlights of your 
year as moderator? 

As moderator I have had the oppor- 
tunity to participate officially in the 
last meetings of Hanover and Norfolk 
presbyteries. I also participated in the 
first meetings of Eastern Virginia 
Presbytery and in the installation of its 
first executive presbyter, Patricia 

All of these events were especially 
meaningful to me because I shared the 
six -year journey with my fellow Pres- 
byterians here in Virginia. We 
celebrated the heritage of what had 
been and looked with joy and anticipa- 
tion upon the opportunities and chal- 
lenges that lay ahead. 

Reunion has been especially 
traumatic to those of us in the Mid-At- 
lantic, but our belief that God is with 
us and has been directing us has moved 
us onward to do his will. 

What do you see as the top priority 
of the synod for the future? 

As the new synod was being formed, 
fear was expressed from several dif- 
ferent arenas — fear that the voices of 
certain groups would no longer be 
heard, fear that certain ministries 
would not be supported by the new 
S3niod and fear (be- 
cause of its large 
size) that support 
to presbyteries and 
institutions would 

Because of these 
fears, safeguards 
were written into 
the Articles of 
Agreement. These 
safeguards were 
written in good faith and with the 
belief that support in the new synod 
would continue at the same level as it 
had been in the three antecedent 

Because giving has been down this 
year, the portions of the articles which 
dealt with financial commitment have 
restricted efforts of council to dis- 
tribute the shortfall. Presbyteries 
within the synod are now fully opera- 
tional and extra costs caused by tran- 
sition should diminish. 

I believe that a top priority of the 

// 1** y it 
Dr. Darden 


S3Tiod should be in the area of "building 
trust." Communicant Presbyterians in 
the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic must 
know that institutions and ministries 
of the antecedent synods have been 
embraced and that it is through their 
financial support to the sjTiod that sup- 
port for these will continue. We must 
trust one another and all be about 
God's will. 

What strengths do you see in Pres- 
byterians in the synod? What 

Presbyterians within this synod, 
like Presbjd^erlans elsewhere, are inde- 
pendent, thinking people. Issues ar§ 
discussed, studied and debated — 
generally at length — before a decision 
is made. Through prayer, study and 
discussion each communicant general- 
ly makes his or her own decision. I 
believe that this very process has 
strength. I believe that we would not be 
easily led down the wrong pathway. 

A second strength or opportunity for 
strength that I see in the Mid-Atlantic 
is a result of its diversity. The ethnic, 
racial and cultural makeup of Pres- 
byterians in this region provides for us 
the opportunity to understand and ap- 
preciate cultures different than our 

One area of Presb5i;erianism which 
disturbs me is our record of retaining 
young adults within the church. We 
must be aggressive in our teachings of 
Bible, ethics and religious concerns to 
our young. We must listen to their con- 
cerns as we also try to teach them 

Presbyterianism. We must be stronger 
in support of our faith and in our belief 
that the Presbyterian system has 
much to offer. 

How do you respond when some- 
one asks, "Why do we need a 

There are many regional issues and 
concerns that are shared by several 
presb3rteries but which could be over 
whelming to any one presbytery. These 
concerns are appropriately addresse 
by the sjmod. 

Our institutional support and cam 
pus ministries are concerns of the en- 
tire region and not just of a particular 
presb3rtery. Presbyteries also differ in 
their needs and the synod is able to 
provide resources and support to each 
presb3d;ery accordingly. 



I have appreciated the opportunity 
to serve as Moderator of the Synod of 
the Mid-Atlantic this year. We have 
had disagreements and triumphs, but 
I think we grow in the process. 

I have come to know and appreciate 
the work and feelings of Presbyterians 
from the far reaches of this synod. 
Again, I believe I have grown more 
because I have been associated with 
the synod during its transition. 

We approached the table in fear: we 
talked, we prayed and we debated. We 
have come to love one another and un- 
derstand that we all seek God's 
guidance to do His will here in the 

Caring Program for Children assists poor witfi medical insurance 

Editor's Note — The discussion of the 
synod's mission budget involves many 
numbers. More important, however, 
are the people touched by these mini- 
stries. Starting this month, The Pres- 
byterian News will feature mission 
programs in each issue in an effort to 
better acquaint our readers with the 
ministries their contributions help sup- 


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June 1990 

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Crystal lives in Candler — west of 
Asheville — with her parents and a 
younger brother. Her father works full 
time and her mother is a homemaker. 

Crystal's birth was complicated, 
damaging nerves in her shoulder. She 
was unable to raise her arm above her 
head. It's a condition known as erb's 

After enrolling in the Caring Pro- 
gram for Children she was able to 
begin sessions with a bone specialist. 
Crystal's left arm had to be broken and 
reset at a different position so she 
would be able to have mobility in her 
arm. A metal plate was inserted, and 
now, Crystal can move her arm proper- 


Before the Caring Program, 
Crystal's mother and dad paid doctors 
on the installment plan. Last year they 
owed more than $5,000 for past ser- 
vices. The Caring Program made it pos- 
sible for Crystal's surgery and her 
parents can take her for regular check- 
ups and sick-child care without worry- 
ing about adding to their medical debt. 
Her mother writes: 

Thank you for everything you have 
done for Crystal. If it weren't for the 
Caring Program, I don't know what we 
would do! People don't realize that 
there are a lot of jobs that do not offer 
medical insurance, and health in- 
surance is something we simply cannot 
afford. Crystal has been through a lot, 
but tells me she is glad she had her 
operation. I sincerely hope the Caring 
Program can help others as it has 
helped us. 

God bless you! 


Crystal is one of the 162,000 
children in North Carolina whose 
families are working, but poor. Many 
people believe that Medicaid helps all 
poor children, but that is simply not 
true. Medicaid helps only the poorest of 
the poor. Uninsured children receive 40 
percent fewer hospital services than do 
insured children. As a result they are 
in poorer health. 

Crystal was one of the 700 lucky 
children in North Carolina who gained 
access to basic medical services 
through the Caring Program for 
Children, a unique ministry started by 
Presbyterians. It provides, free to 
eligible children, a Blue Cross and Blue 
Shield insurance card. This allows 
parents to take their children to a 
primary care doctor for checkups, ill- 
ness, immunizations, out-patient 
surgery and diagnostic services, plus 

emergency medical care. 

Anyone can sponsor a child in this 
program. It costs only $20 a month or 
$240 a year. Donations of any size are 
accepted and are tax deductible. You 
may sponsor a specific child, or desig- 
nate the county to which you want your 
donation applied, or let the Caring Pro- 
gram select a child from its waiting list 
of more than 100 children. 

Through the Caring Program, you 
can make a very big difference in the 
lives of children, their parents, and 
your community. The problem of unin- 
sured people is growing every day. The 
Caring Program begins to address the 
most vulnerable of the medically unin- 
sured, the children. It offers Christians 
the opportunity to obey Micah 6:8 — 
And what does the Lord require of you 
but to do justice, and to love kindness, 
and to walk humbly with your God? 

For information call (919) 688- 
KIDS, or write to Karen Epp Mortimer, 
Caring Program for Children, P.O. Box 
94, Durham, NC 27702. 

The Caring Program for Children 
receives corporate sponsorship from 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield, which 
makes no profit from the insurance. An 
interested participant is the North 
Carolina Council of Churches. 

Operational funds have been 
received from the Kate B.Reynolds 
Health Care Trust, the Kathleen Price 
and Joseph M. Bryan Family Founda- 
tion, the North Carolina Council on 
Developmental Disabilities, The Speer 
Fund, and the General Board of Global 
Ministries of the United Methodist 
Church Women's Division. 

William Black Lodge recommended by reader 

It was my privilege to be at Montreat, 
N.C. recently for a meeting. It was the 
first time in years that I had visited 
this inspiring conference center. The 
beauty of the mountains and of Lake 
Susan greatly uplifted my thoughts 
and feelings. 

It was also my privilege to stay once 
again at the William Black Lodge. This 
ideal place of residence is still under 

the efficient management of Nancy 
Copeland. The family plan for meals 
serves to emphasize the personal touch 
of the home. 

Thanks to a fund donated by the 
Belk family, an aid program en- 
courages retired ministers to stay 

A visit to the chapel-conference 
meeting room, with its stained glass 

windows, is reason alone to stay at the 

Reservations to the lodge are re-' 
quired. The telephone number is (704) 
669-6314. The address is P.O. Box 819, 
Montreat, NC 28757. 

John E. Eliason 
Burlington, N.C. 

The Presbyterian News, June 1990, Page 3 

Union Seminary president & dean to address synod men 

Union Theological Seminary 
President T. Hartley Hall IV 
and Dean of Faculty William 
Van Arnold will be speakers at 
the Presbyterian Men's Con- 
ference July 13-15. 

The s3Tiod men's event will 
be at Eagle Eyrie Baptist As- 
sembly near Lynchburg. 

The program will follow the 
theme "Reaffirming Our 
Heritage — Presbyterian Men 
Returning to Their Roots." 
The keynote lecture topics in- 
clude Our Reformed Theologi- 
cal Heritage, Our Reformed 
Heritage in Congregational 
Leadership, The Shape of 
Reformed Piety, and Caring 
and the Reformed Tradition. 

Hall, president of Union 
Theological Seminary since 
1981, brings a wealth of educa- 
tion, experience and en- 
thusiasm to the conference. He 

has served many levels of the 
church: assistant minister, 
campus minister, minister 
and seminary president. He 
has a master's degree in 
sacred theology from Yale 
Divinity School. 

Van Arnold also serves 
Union Theological Seminary 
as the Marthina De Friece 
Professor of Pastoral Counsel- 
ing. His previous service in- 
cludes being a consultant to 
the University of Louisville 
School of Medicine, an adjunct 
professor at Louisville Pres- 
byterian Seminary, an as- 
sociate pastorship, and direc- 
tor of hospital chaplaincy ser- 

Kemper Bausell, director of 
music at Buchanan Pres- 
bj^erian Church in Grundy, 
Va., will be music leader for 
the men's conference. Pam and 

McKenneth King, a husband- 
and-wife Christian music min- 
istry, will also perform. 

Dr. Edward A. McLeod, D. 
Min., minister of King's Grant 
Presbyterian Church in Vir- 
ginia Beach, Va., will lead a 
communion service during the 

The conference begins with 
registration at 4 p.m. Friday, 
July 13 and concludes follow- 
ing lunch Sunday. Following 
each keynote lecture, there 
will be group discussion led by 
ministers from throughout the 

Time is also set aside during 
the conference for golf, swim- 
ming and other recreational 

Cost for participation in the 
conference is $85 for registra- 
tion, lodging and meals. The 
$15 registration fee must ac- 

T. Hartley Hall 

company the registration 
form. Individual meals will not 
be sold at the conference. 

William Van Arnold 

All participants will stay at 
the Eagle Eyrie Lodge or the 
Cedar Crest Motel. 

Synod funding decreased to care agencies, colleges & seminaries 

Continued from page one 

During a July foUowup to 
the Mission Funding Consult- 
ation, the s3rnod hopes to get 
commitments from the pres- 
byteries for the 1991 synod 
mission budget. Initial 
forecasts show those 1991 
commitments increasing by 
more than $60,000 over 1990 

In the meantime, synod's 
1990 mission budget must be 
cut by more than half a million 

Under the Articles of Agree- 
ment for the synod's forma- 
tion, funding for certain 
programs, agencies and in- 
stitutions must receive a set 
proportion of the mission 
budget for two to five years. 

While these articles were 
meant to assure members of 
the three antecedent synods 
that these programs and in- 
stitutions would survive, they 
are causing budgeting 

"One dilemma the Finance 
Committee faces," said Pick- 

ard, "is that there is not 
enough money to make it 
work. We couldn't have 
operated the old Synod of 
North Carolina under the 
same restrictions." 

Pickard said that the fund- 
ing guarantees work in a static 
or increasing economic situa- 
tion, but not with a decreasing 
budget. "We're required to be 
faithful to these ministries, 
but we have $1 million less 
(since 1987) to give them," 
added Pickard. 

Those program areas where 

funding has been reduced 
automatically are: 

Care agencies for children 
and older adults — from 
$199,451 to $148,258; 

Colleges— from $507,094 
to $375,732; and 

Seminaries — from 
$159,128 to $118,181. 

Other areas will receive 
funding cuts, subject to the ac- 
tions of the committees and 

"The message ought to get 
across to congregations and 
presbyteries that these 

programs get funded through 
donations to the sjTiod," said 
Don Hart, council member 
from Black Mountain, N.C. 

In addition to unified giving 
from the presbyteries, the 
synod's budgeted mission 
revenues include $585,000 
from General Assembly 
Partnership Funds (see re- 
lated story, page one), $99,000 
in counseling center fees, and 
$111,000 in revenue from The 
Presbyterian News. 

The Second Annual Scottish Heritage Symposium 

September 28-30, 1990 
Fayetteville, N.C. 

Friday's Agenda 

• The Clans and the Royal House of Stewart, 1638-1746 
Or. Allan Macinnes 

• A Report on the Scottish Records Program 
Dr. Alexander Murdoch 

• Scottish Cultural Heritage: The Ongoing Tradition 
Dr. Edward Cowan 

• Film Festival 

Saturday's Agenda 

• North Carolina's Gaidhealtachd: An Examination 
of the Gaelic-Speaking Community of This State 
Mr. William S. Caudill 

• A Heritage Misplaced: Celtic Myths and Western Culture 
Or. C.W. Sullivan, III 

• 18th Century Cumberland County Tax Records 
Mr. William Fields 

• Panel Discussion/Wrap Up Session 

Mr. Caudill, Dr. Cowan, Mr. Fields, Or. Macinnes, 
Or. Murdoch and Or. Sullivan 

• Reception with Entertainment 
Museum of the Cape Fear 


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Sunday's Agenda 
• Kirkin' o' The Tartans 
Highland Presbyterian Church 

sponsored by: 

The Division of Continuing Education, 
East Carolina University, and 
The Museum of The Cape Fear 

1739 1990 


Union Theolosical Seminary 



Marty Torkington, Editor 

New Members Appointed to Board of Trustees 

Roxana Mebane Atwood 

Roxana M. Atwood 
received the B.A. degree from 
Queens College, the M.Div. 
degree from Protestant 
Episcopal Seminary, and the 
D.Min. degree from Union 
Theological Seminary in 
Virginia. Her ministry has 
included missionary work in 
Japan and pastorates at Garden 
Memorial Church, First Pres- 
byterian Church of Annandale, 
and Mt. Vernon Presbyterian 
Church, all in the Washington, 
D.C., area. She currently serves 
as pastor of First Presbyterian 
Church, Arlington, Virginia. 
She is married to James E. 
Atwood (UTS '59), pastor of 
Trinity Presbyterian Church in 
Arlington, Virginia. 

DeRosette H. Blunt 

DeRosette Blunt is a 
graduate of Wheaton College 
in Massachusetts. She com- 
pleted graduate work at 
American University and at 
Georgetown University Law 
Center, as well as courses in 
education, social welfare, labor 
laws, and business develop- 
ment at George Washington 
University, Catholic Univer- 
sity, and Boston University. 
Blunt has taught elementary, 
secondary, and adult educa- 
tion and presently is corporate 
secretary for Essex Construc- 

tion Corporation in Maryland. 
She and her husband, Roger, 
are members of Sixth Pres- 
byterian Church in 
Washington, D.C., where she 
serves as deacon. 

Leonard V. Lassiter, Jr. 

Leonard V. Lassiter, Jr. is 
pastor of Northminster Pres- 
byterian Church in Washington, 
D.C. He received a B.S. degree 
from North Carolina A & T 
State University and an M. Div. 
degree from Duke University 
Divinity School. During the 
reunion process, he served as 
moderator of the transitional 
council of the Synod of the 
Mid- Atlantic. Recently he was 
nominated to the new general 
council of National Capital 
Presbytery and chairs the 
presbytery's committee for 
racially inclusive congregations. 
Lassiter and his wife, Carolyn, 
are the parents of a newly- 
adopted baby daughter, Leah. 

Edward G. Lilly, Jr. 

Edward G. Lilly, Jr., grew 
up in Charleston, South 
Carolina, where his father was 
minister of First Presbyterian 
Church. He is a graduate of the 
Executive Program at the 
University of North Carolina at 
Chapel Hill and received an 
M.B.A. degree at the Wharton 
School of Finance, University 
of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. 

degree in economics from 
Davidson College. Over the 
years, he has held numerous 
positions at Wachovia Bank 
and Trust Company, the last 
being senior vice president and 
manager of the Trust Invest- 
ment Services Department in 
Winston-Salem, North 
Carolina. He is currently 
executive vice president and 
chief financial officer of the 
Carolina Power and Light 
Company in Raleigh, and 
serves on its Board of Trustees. 
He is married to the former 
Nancy Estes Cobb of Chapel 
Hill. Lilly and his family are 
members of White Memorial 
Presbyterian Church in 

George W. Thorpe 

George W. Thorpe is a 
native of Rocky Mount, North 
Carolina. He attended schools 
in Rocky Mount, Mars Hill 
College and North Carolina 
Wesleyan College. For 26 
years, Thorpe was associated 
with Thorpe & Ricks, Inc., a 
family tobacco leaf business 
that was sold in 1988. He is 
president of Thorpe Corpora- 
tion in Rocky Mount and is 
married to the former Harriet 
Fountain Dill. Thorpe is a 
ruling elder and past chair of 
the board of deacons at the 
First Presbyterian Church of 
Rocky Mount. □ 

Curriculum and Calendar Changes at UTS 

As the result of extensive 
study. Union Theological 
Seminary in Virginia plans to 
implement changes to its cur- 
riculum that will allow it to be 
more responsive to the needs 
of the ministers it trains and the 
churches they serve. These 
changes will begin with the 
1990-91 academic year. 

A major change will be 
made in the academic calen- 
dar, announced William V. 
Arnold, dean of the faculty. 
Course work will be divided 
into four terms instead of the 
present five. This will allow 
students to carry up to four 
courses in the 12- week fall 
term, one course in each of the 
two 3-week winter terms, and 
up to four courses in the 
12-week spring term. The 
winter terms will allow time 
for intensive electives and off- 
campus experiences such as 
the Ghana exchange, the new 
Middle-East travel-study semi- 
nar, arid the Central American 

This shift in course 
scheduling will coordinate the 
UTS calendar with those of the 
Presbyterian School of Chris- 
tian Education and the School 
of Theology of Virginia Union 
University. As a result, stu- 

dents will be able to make use 
of the resources of the entire 
Richmond Theological Center. 

A second change will be in 
the study of Hebrew and 
Greek, both of which Union 
Seminary requires for gradua- 
tion. Beginning this summer, 
students may elect to take these 
biblical languages either in an 
intensive severi-week course 
during the summer, or in the 24 
weeks of the fall and spring 
terms. Two course credits will 
be given for each language. 
Under the new flexible 
scheduling, the order in which 
students choose to take 
Hebrew and Greek will dictate 
the sequence in which they 
take the Old and New Testa- 
ment courses that follow. 

"These changes will allow 
our curriculum to be more 
responsive to the needs of our 
students," states Dean Arnold. 
"It will give them greater 
flexibility and freedom as they 
schedule courses to meet semi- 
nary requirements and pro- 
vide balance to their previous 

Roger Nicholson, director 
of admissions and recruitment, 
already senses excitement 
about the changes. "Few things 
we have done or could do have 

received a more favorable 
response from prospective stu- 
dents," he says, as scheduling 
begins for the 1990-91 
academic session. 

The seminary contemplates 
further changes as the needs of a 
diverse student body meet the 
shifting needs of the church for 
the coming century. □ 

The Sprunt Lecture Series in February was an occasion for traveling 
down memory lane. Here Dr. H. McKennie Goodpasture ( right), profes- 
sor of Christian missions, compares notes with his former UTS room- 
mate, the Reverend Herbert Meza (center), pastor of Fort Caroline 
Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, FL. Meza was guest preacher for 
the lecture series and featured speaker at the alumni/ae luncheon. 
Sharing in their laughter is Meza's wife, Fran. 

Interpreting the Faith 
Conference Announced 

Interpreting the Faith, an 
annual conference for 
preachers, will be held at 
Union Seminary July 2-13. 
Sponsored each year by Union 
Seminary's Office of Continu- 
ing Education, this two-week 
conference helps ministers see 
new ways to interpret the faith 
and explain the gospel to the 
people of the church. Six 
renowned scholars will dehver 
lectures and four accompUshed 
preachers will lead daily 


Dr. Peter Lampe, UTS 

professor of New Testament, 
will explore Paul's views on 
marriage, idols, eucharist, 
spiritual gifts, and resurrec- 
tion, as seen in 1 Corinthians. 

Dr. Thomas G. Long, 
associate professor of preach- 
ing and worship at Princeton 
Theological Seminary, faces 

"Has It Really Been That Long?" 

The Friends of the Seminary organization began 45 years ago when 18 
women joined to support the seminary. Now 600 Friends of the 
Seminary work in their churches to encourage candidates for ministry 
and provide funds for student fellowships and continuing education 
programs. At the anniversary celebration in April, four of the original 
Key Friends were honored for dedicated service. Elaine Crammer, ( right) 
Friends coordinator, welcomes a U.T.S. Friend to the campus. 

the issues of preaching: 
imagination, telling stories, 
teaching, theodicy, and preach- 
ing about the future. 

Dr. Ronald F. Thiemann, 
professor of divinity and dean 
at Harvard University Divinity 
School, lectures on the chal- 
lenge of the post-modern 
culture and the relevance of 
biblical narrative for contem- 
porary theology. 

One are The Rev. Beverly S. 
Bullock, pastor of Westminster 
Presbyterian Church in 
Petersburg, Virginia, and Dr. 
Thomas G. Long. 


Dr. Lois Livezey, professor 
of Christian ethics and dean of 
doctoral studies at McCormick 
Theological Seminary, will dis- 
cuss the Christian struggle for 
justice and the ethic of family 
life and relationships. 

Dr. Wade Clark Roof, 
professor of religion and 
society at the University of 
California, Santa Barbara, 
addresses American mainline 
religion, its restructuring and 
its future. 

Dr. W. Sibley Towner, UTS 
professor of biblical interpreta- 
tion, presents the Bible and our 
human nature. 

Two are The Rev. Barbara J. 
Lundblad, pastor of Our 
Saviour's Atonement Lutheran 
Church in New York City and 
preacher for seven years on The 
Protestant Hour, and Dr. 
Albert C. Winn, retired pastor, 
moderator of the General 
Assembly, and seminary presi- 

Reservation deadline is 
June 15. For a registration form or 
more information, contact Lena 
Clausell, of Continuing Educa- 
tion, (804) 355-0671, ext. 300. □ 


The Presbyterian News, June 1990, Page 5 

Scottish Symposium slated for Sept. 28-30 

How to 

He seemed really upset. He had been trying to move in the 
pastorate for the past two years, and this time it seemed sure. 
But he told me that the committee had chosen someone else, and 
once again he faced the sting of rejection. Rejection hurts. I 
know the feeling. I remember one occasion hearing those dread- 
ful words, "I'm sorry. But we chose the younger man." 

Sometimes we try to pretend that it doesn't matter, but it 
does. When we say, "I couldn't care less," we really mean, "I 
wish I didn't care so much." Being discarded because of age, sex, 
or race, feeling unwanted or being passed by for someone else is 
hard to take. 

For some people, it begins early in life. Parents seem to favor 
one child over another, and nothing we do seems to please them. 
We can identify with Jacob who never seemed to get the love and 
attention that his brother Esau got from Isaac, their father. 
Then there is always that bad feeling that comes when we are 
the last to be chosen in pickup games at school, or bypassed in 
roles in the school play. Some never get accepted in the colleges 
or universities of their choice, and feel the scare of rejection for 
a long time. 

At other times, it is significant others that reject us. Some of 
the most painful feelings one can experience occur between 
husbands and wives, whose putdowns and withheld affection 
lead to megafeelings of rejection. Anyone who has experienced 
a divorce, whatever the outcome, knows what it is like to feel 
rejected. Jesus surely knew the feeling when His own family, 
neighbors, and disciples turned against Him. 

It is no wonder that people carry around secret wounds of 
rejection all their lives. Some withdraw into turtle time and 
protect themselves from further hurt by their self-imposed 
shells. Others remain terribly fearful of venturing new ex- 
periences or relationships. 

Many today feel rejected by life, victims of what Maggie Kuhn 
calls the Detroit Syndrome. Society demands the new, 
marketable, profitable model, so experience is discounted and 
people feel wasted. It was heartening to discover that in the 
United Kingdom many churches expressed a desire to call 
"older" ministers instead of always demanding "younger" pas- 

We need to be reminded of our Role Model, Jesus Christ. The 
prophet said of him, "He was despised and rejected by men." 
From the first sermon at Nazareth to his last act of redemption 
at Golgotha He knew rejection. Yet he never surrendered to self- 
pity or despair. His life was grounded in God, not in human 
approval. Indeed, He transformed those rejections into resur- 
rections. "The very stone which the builders rejected has be- 
come the head of the corner." 

G. Campbell Morgan applied for the Wesleyan ministry in 
1888, but failed to pass the preaching examination. He wrote 
his father a letter with one word: Rejected. Quickly came the 
answer: Rejected on Earth. Accepted in Heaven. Indeed, if we 
can accept our rejections, unfair as they are, and use them as 
part of God's unfolding plan, we will grow. 

Let us not be shrunken by our experiences of rejection, but 
let them stretch us to new directions. We may be the stone which 
builders reject, only to discover new possibilities in this adven- 
ture of life. Let our prayer be that of Lois M. Ludwig, 

"Lord, untangle me, please. 

You were rejected by many. 

I know You understand. 

Fill my drained body 

With energy and courage. 

Help me to try again." 

Dr. Morgan is author o/"No Wrinkles on the Soul, a collection 
of readings for older adults, published by Upper Room Books. 

MacLeod is nominee for moderator 


: continued from page 1 

* The S5mod and Massanetta 
board clashed because the 
board acted without seeking 
approval from the synod. Civil 
and church court cases were 
filed against the synod, but 
dropped as part of last 
February's agreement. 

In other business the Synod 
Assembly will elect a new 
moderator and vice 
moderator. Dr. John Mac- 
Leod, the current vice 
moderator and former execu- 
tive of the Synod of North 
1 Carolina and Raleigh office of 
i the present synod, will be 
nominated for moderator. 

Nancy Clark, an interim staff 
member for National Capital 
Presbytery, will be nominated 
for vice moderator. She served 
on the finance and boundary 
committees during the synod's 
transition, and is one of the 
new Massanetta board mem- 

MacLeod will succeed Dr. 
Christine Darden, an 

aerospace engineer from 
Hampton, Va. as moderator. 

The theme of the Synod As- 
sembly will be "Stewards of All 
God's Creations." 

The commissioners will 
meet at the Stouffer Winston 
Plaza Hotel, starting at 1 p.m. 
Friday, June 22. 

second annual Scottish 
Heritage Symposium will be 
held here Sept. 28-30 at the 
Howard Johnson Hotel and 
Conference Center. 

Among the speakers for the 
symposium will be Dr. Ed- 
ward (Ted) Cowan, director 
of Scottish studies at the 
University of Guelph (Cana- 
da). Dr. Cowan will speak on 
cultural continuity between 
Scotland and North America. 

The keynote speaker will be 
Dr. Allan Macinnes of the 
department of Scottish history 
at the University of Glasgow. 
He will speak on "The Clans 
and the Royal House of 
Stewart, 1638-1746." Dr. 
Macinnes will also explain the 
opportunities for study in his 

Dr. Alex Murdoch will 
report on the Scottish Records 
Program of the North Carolina 
Colonial Records Project. Dr. 
Murdoch, an American living 
in Scotland, is employed by 
North Carolina to research 
records on trade, church af- 
fairs and politics up through 
the early 19th Century. 

Dr. Chip Sullivan of East 
Carolina University will ad- 
dress the topic of Celtic 
mythology. The author of 
Welsh Celtic Myth in Modern 
Fantasy, he will talk about the 
loss of our Celtic heritage in 
contemporary North America. 

William Fields will report 
on the 18th Century tax re- 
cords of Cumberland County, 
N.C. These records are now 
available and provide a rich 
resource for those interested 
in establishing ancestral con- 
nections to the Argyll Colony. 

Bill Caudill of the Scottish 
Studies Center at St. Andrews 
Presbyterian College will 
speak on "North Carolina's 

Cliarlotte couple'i 

DECATUR, Ga.— Columbia 
Theological Seminary has 
received the largest gift in its 
162-year history. The late Mr. 
and Mrs. Thomas Shanks Mc- 
Pheeters of Charlotte, N.C, 
left a bequest of approximately 
$5 million to the seminary. 

Gaidhealtachd", the perpetua- 
tion of the Gaelic language in 
isolated pockets of North 
Carolina into the 20th Cen- 

There will also be a film fes- 
tival, a reception at the 
Museum of Cape Fear, and a 
Kirk'n 'O the Tartan on Sun- 
day morning at the Highland 
Presbyterian Church in Fayet- 
te ville. 

McPheeters' father, Wil- 
liam Marcellus McPheeters, 
was a professor at Columbia 
from 1888 until 1932. Thomas 
McPheeters died in 1964 and 
his wife, Lois, in 1989. 

Columbia President the 
Rev. Douglas Oldenburg said 

The symposium is co-spon- 
sored by the Museum of Cape 
Fear, East Carolina Univer- 
sity, St. Andrews Presbyterian 
College, and the Institute of 
Scottish Studies at Old 
Dominion University. 

For more information, con- 
tact Dr. Robert Denney at East 
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Page 6, Tbe Presbyterian News, June 1990 

IDEA seeks 

applicants for trip 
to Cuba, Jamaica 

International Designs for Eco- 
nomic Awareness, a mission 
program of the Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.) related to in- 
ternational economic justice, 
is sponsoring a Third World 
Encounter to Jamaica and 
Cuba, Nov. 2-18, 1990. 

This program is co-spon- 
sored by the Synod of the Mid- 
Atlantic and two other synods 
in cooperation with the Global 
Mission Unit. 

Participants will visit the 
two small Caribbean nations 
which have chosen to develop 
their economies according to 
two sharply contrasting 
models; to listen to the 
perspectives of leaders in 
church and society about their 
experiences and the present 
realities they face; and to enjoy 
fellowship with our sister 
Presbyterian churches in 
these two countries. 

This Third World seminar 
will give participants direct 
access to leadership in politi- 
cal, economic and church life. 
There will be many oppor- 
tunities to talk with people 
from all walks of life. The visit 
to Cuba is special since our 
sister church there is celebrat- 
ing its centennial in 1990. 

John and Maxine Sinclair, 
veteran Presbyterian mis- 
sionaries in Latin America 
and leaders of previous Third 
World encounters, will lead 
the encounter. John is interim 
director of IDEA. 

Applications will be 
evaluated by members of the 
Global and Ecumenical Mini- 
stries Committee. They wdll 
seek to ensure that a variety of 
people throughout the synod 
be invited to participate. Ap- 
plications should be sent 
by June 15 to: The Global & 
Ecumenical Ministries Com- 
mittee, Synod of the Mid-At- 
lantic, do Rosalind Banbury- 
Hamm, P. O. Box 27026, Rich- 
mond, VA 23261. 

Ben Sparks, pastor of Richmond's Second Presbyterian 
Church, gestures while moderating the April 27 meeting 
of the Mission Funding Consultation at Ginter Park Pres- 
byterian Church, (see related story on page 1) 

Synod to co-sponsor 
evangelism celebration 

LOUISVILLE, Ky.— The first 
of several regional celebra- 
tions of evangelism will be 
held in Atlanta, Feb. 13-16, 
1991 and co-sponsored by the 
Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. 

Keynote speakers will in- 
clude the Rev. Virgil Cruz, the 
Rev. Thomas Gillespie, the 
Rev. Frank Harrington, and 
the Rev. Joan Salmon- 
Campbell. The Bible study 
leader will be the Rev. Earl 

The planning celebration 
has been initiated by the 
Evangelism and Church 
Development Ministry Unit as 
part of the Five Year Plan for 

Other co-sponsors for the 
celebration are the S3mods of 
Living Waters and South At- 
lantic; some presbyteries; the 
four theological seminaries 
within the synods — Columbia, 
Louisville, Union in Vir- 
ginia, and Johnson C. 
Smith; and Presbyterians for 

The celebration will be held 
at the Peachtree Presbyterian 
Church in Atlanta, which will 


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9{ezvs in (Brief 

The Rev. Russell B. Fleming, pastor of Mount Carmel 
Presbyterian Church in Steeles Tavern, Va., died following a 
heart attack on May 7. In addition to the Moimt Carmel 
Church, he had served the following churches in North Carolina: 
Lumber Bridge, Galatia Church in Fayetteville, Western 
Boulevard Church in Raleigh, West Haven Church in Rocky 
Mount, and Buffalo and St. Andrews churches in Sanford. He 
served on the synod's committee on representation. 

Fleming was born April 3, 1924 in Wilmington, N.C. He was 
a graduate of Union Theological Seminary in Virginia and King 
College in Bristol, Tenn. An endowed scholarship in his memory 
is being established at King College. 

Fleming is survived by his wife, Meralyn, and two sons, 
James Russell and Robert Nathan Fleming. 

Jean Mary Hill Cooley has been appointed associate to the 
dean of the faculty of Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. 
She will work closely with the dean, providing special support 
for student activities and concerns. 

Cooley holds master's degrees from the Presb5d;erian School 
of Christian Education and the University of Chicago, and a B.A. 
from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. She graduated from 
Union Seminary on May 28. 

She is married to the Rev. William G. Cooley, interim pastor 
of All Souls Presbyterian Church in Richmond. 

The Rev. James A. Payne Jr. is leaving the Virginia Inter- 
faith Center, the non-profit lobby organization he founded and 
directed for more than eight years. "It's time for fresh leader- 
ship," he told the Richmond News Leader. Prior to founding the 
Richmond-based center, Payne was associate executive 
secretary of the Virginia Council of Churches and executive for 
the the Synod of the Virginias. A graduate of Union Theological 
Seminary, he has also served pastorates at First Church, An- 
nandale and Meadow Church, Charlottesville. 

Timothy Lent Croft, senior minister of Myers Park Pres- 
byterian Church in Charlotte, N.C, has been elected to the 
board of directors of Louisville Presb5rterian Theological Semi- 
nary. He is a graduate of the seminary and Davidson College. 
Croft also serves on the Medical Benevolence Foundation Board, 
and the St. Andrews College, Davidson College and Charlotte 
Day School boards of visitors. 

Mary Porter Gillespie of Ginter Park Presbyterian Church 
in Richmond is another young Presb5d;erian who has received a 
certificate and monetary award for reciting the Catechism for 
Young Children. The synod's Catechism Fund, established by 
the late W. H. Belk, provides recognition to boys and girls 15 
and younger who recite either the Catechism for Young 
Children or the Shorter Catechism. 

Two North Carolina congregations are among 11 PC(USA) 
congregations and presbyteries sponsoring youth work camps 
at 10 locations this summer. White Memorial Presbyterian 
Church, Raleigh, N.C, will send a group to the Yucatan in 
Mexico July 13-21. Another group from Avondale Pres- 
byterian Church, Charlotte, N.C, will be in Cuidad Victoria, 
Mexico Aug. 9-15. 

Eastern Virginia Presbytery has dismissed Kempsville 
Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach to the Evangelical 
Presbyterian Church. The congregation voted 492-45 on April 1 
to seek dismissal from the PC(USA) under Chapter 13 of the 
Articles of Agreement. 

Montreat Youth Caravan 

Global Mission Conference 

July 22-28, 1990 

Be one of 40 young people and adults from the synod to 

Live, Eat, Learn, Worship, & Play 

together at the Global Mission Conference. 
Contact your presbytery office or Global Mission advocate 
for information about your presbytery's plan for Youth Caravan. 

The Presbyterian News, Jxine 1990, Page 7 

CoCUge 9{e%vs briefs 

Barber Scotia College 

CONCORD, N.C.— The General Assembly Council of the 
PC(USA) has approved the sale of a small parcel of Barber Scotia 
College property adjacent to the college. Proceeds from the sale 
will go to the college. The property, which was donated to the 
college, included a vacant commercial building. 

Mary Baldwin College 

STAUNTON, Va.— Mary Baldwin College hopes to conclude its 
sesquicentennial anniversary in 1992 by raising more than $35 
million. The campaign, launched April 26 with a celebration in 
Richmond, will increase endowment, which supports scholar- 
ships, faculty development and growth of programs. Part of the 
funds will also be used for campus development. 

President Cynthia H. Tyson said the campaign already had 
raised more than $16 million, causing the college to raise its goal 
from $25 million to $35 million. 

Davidson College 

DAVIDSON, N.C.— Ninety black Charlotte-Mecklenburg mid- 
dle and junior high school students are receiving a special 
opportunity to assure their educational future through 
Davidson's Love of Learning Program. The students spend 
a month on the Davidson campus each summer until they 
graduate from high school. They take courses in mathematics, 
English, science and PSAT/SAT and test-taking strategies, as 
well as sessions in spiritual development, physical education 
and leadership training. 

The students get together about twice a month during the 
school year for special academic workshops, cultural and social 
events. Parents are also involved in the program, attending 
workshops on how to cope with teenagers, how to get them into 
college, and how to save money to pay for it all. The program, 
which is free to the parents and students, is directed by the Rev. 
Brenda Tapia. 

Montreat-Anderson College 

MONTREAT, N.C.— Montreat-Anderson College offers chur- 
ches two distinctive opportunities to support Christian higher 
education. The Partners-in-Christ program provides support 
for students from low-income families. The cost to the sponsor- 
ing church is $1,000 to $2,000 per year. 

International Student Scholarships aid foreign students 
attending Montreat-Anderson, many of whom return home to 
share the gospel with their people. For more information, con- 
tact the church relations office at Montreat-Anderson. 

St. Andrews College 

LAURINBURG, N.C.— Two professors— Robert J. Hopkins 
and Thomas E. Williams — have been selected to receive 1990 
Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus 
Leadership Awards. 

The Abbott Laboratories Fund has awarded St. Andrews a 
three-year grant totaling $30,000 for the purchase of scientific 
equipment. The funds will be used to match a similar grant from 
the National Science Foundation to help the college buy a 
high-pressure liquid chromatograph and an atomic absorption 

Queens College 

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— College President Billy O. Wireman was 
scheduled to address the Academy of Political and Social Science 
in Beijing, China on June 2. The title of his address was "Mikhail 
Gobachev: Who is He and What Does He Want?" 

The visit to China is part of a four-nation tour to visit other 
colleges and to make arrangements for a mid-summer study 
tour for students enrolled in Queens executive MBA program. 

Johnson C. Smith University 

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Sophomore Ardra O'Neal was selected 
as one of eight national finalist in the 1990 Luard Scholarship, 
one of the nation's top public speaking competitions. 

Dr. Phyllis W. Dawkins, associate professor of education 
and chair of the health and physical education department, has 
won a Sears-Roebuck Teaching Excellence Award. 

On May 12 JCSU hosted the taping of a North Carolina Public 
Television Forum on the plight of black males. The show, titled 
"The Black Male: An Endangered Species?" was scheduled to air 
on June 5. Valerie L. Lee, chair of the University of North 
Carolina Center for Public Television, moderated. 

Peacemaking Packets 

Synod office has available, free 
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Campus ministry within the 
Synod of the Mid-Atlantic is a 
multi-faceted ministry with 
one common ingredient: it 
works in partnership with the 
judicatories of the church. ..the 
synod, presbyteries, and local 
congregations. It is a ministry 
that demonstrates the connec- 
tionalism that characterizes 
the Presb3rterian Church. 

Campus Ministry within 
the synod is accountable to 
those bodies who support it, 
and it works in concert with 
them. Making these connec- 
tions and making them work is 
a task Presbyterian campus 
ministry takes very seriously. 

There are many examples of 
how these partnerships work 
across the synod. In some 
places campus ministry works 
closely with a local congrega- 
tion and, in fact, becomes an 
integral part of that con- 
gregation's life and mission. 

In other places the partner- 
ship may take on a different 
configuration. Presbyteries 
may assume a more direct in- 
volvement or several congre- 
gations may share the minis- 
try. Whatever the pattern, 
there is always the Presbyter- 
ian connection that holds cam- 
pus ministry accountable to 
the whole church. This is one 
crucial difference between 
Presbyterian campus ministry 
and para-church groups like 
Campus Crusade and Inter- 

Campus ministry is not a 
ministry done solely by a cam- 
pus minister. It is a ministry 
done by the whole church. In 
Blacksburg, where Virginia 
Tech (a 23,000-student land- 
grant university) is located, 
there is a unique arrangement 

where two local congregations 
(Blacksburg Presbyterian and 
Northside Presbyterian) and a 
campus ministry center 
(Cooper House) work together 
in a partnership called United 
Campus Ministries of Black- 
sburg (UCMB). 

A board of 24 persons from 
the churches and the univer- 
sity (with representation from 
presbytery and synod) plan 
and carry out Presbyterian 
Campus Ministry at Virginia 
Tech. Campus ministries 
within the synod that are not 
connected directly to a church 
have similar structures. 

Since campus ministry is 
such a crucial element in 
synod's budget, it is important 
that the synod understand 
how these funds are managed. 

In Blacksburg, for ex- 
ample, synod funds are chan- 
neled to the UCMB Board 
along with those from Presby- 
tery, local churches and other 
sources. The board apportions 
these funds for staff salaries, 
building maintenance 
programs/ projects and other 
operational items. Members 
of the board serve on ad- 
ministrative (executive, per- 
sonnel, and building and bud- 
get) or programmatic (peace 
and justice, pastoral concerns, 
or faith, science and technol- 
ogy) committees who carry out 
the ministry. Annual detailed 
reports and evaluations are 
made to funding partners. 
This is or soon will be the pat- 
tern for all ministries who 
receive funding from synod. 

The partnership in Black- 
sburg has been very produc- 
tive. Many joint endeavors 
have emerged. Exchange of 
speakers, programs, and 
projects have enriched both 

congregations and campus 
ministry. Varied projects have 
utilized cooperation between 
church and university: pro- 
grams and pastoral letters on 
AIDS; presentations by stu- 
dents and university person- 
nel on racism on campus; dorm 
discussions on relationships 
and intimacy; three-day ex- 
posure tours to Appalachia; 
seminars in D.C. on Southern 
Africa and Central America. 
Campus ministry in Blacks- 
burg is a ministry to and with 
the campus, including stu- 
dents, faculty, and townies. It 
is, like other synod campus 
ministries, a multi-faceted 
ministry with many oppor- 
tunities for learning, involve- 
ment and commitment. 

Partnership between cam- 
pus ministry and presbjd;ery 
has also been productive. The 
Presbytery Hunger Task 
Force and its Two Cents Per 
Meal Project were initiated at 
Cooper House. The Study/ 
Travel Seminar to Central 
America was started in 1984 
as a joint venture between 
presbytery and Cooper House. 

These projects, still in 
operation, are good illustra- 
tions of how the resources of 
campus ministry, combined 
with resources in congregation 
and presbjrtery, can be useful 
in carrying out the mission of 
the church. Such examples can 
be multiplied throughout the 
Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. 
Campus ministry is a valuable 
resource to the synod. It is a 
partnership that works. 
H. Underwood Leach works 
with the United Campus Min- 
istries of Blacksburg, Va., 
which serves Virginia Poly- 
technic Institute and State 

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Barium Springs Home for Children 

Vol. VII, No. 5 

June 1990 

Lisa S. Crater, Editor 

Students gain experience 

The Child Care Services class 
at South Iredell High School 
and the staff of the Family and 
Child Development Center 
have an interesting arrange- 
ment which benefits its par- 
ticipants in many different 

Child Care Services is a 
two-year course in child care 
taught by Marie Fitzgerald, a 
home economics teacher at 

Students who complete two 
years of the class meet the 
state requirements for cer- 
tification in child care and will 
be eligible for emplojonent in 
the child care field once they 
are 18 years of age and have 
graduated from high school. 

An important part of the 
course is the twice-weekly vis- 
its the students make to the 
Family and Child Develop- 
ment Center. These visits help 
students learn about child 
care through first-hand exper- 
ience, and also help the 
Center's teachers by supplying 
them with volunteers who are 
eager to help and learn. 

The students who complete 
this course not only meet the 
requirements to have a career 
in child care, they also have 
experience with children that 

Front row (L to R): Jennifer Hendrix (South), Terry 
Turner, Chris Davis, Jenny Grant, David Tallman, Krista 
Honeycutt, Jonathan Gaghan, Ashley Price, and Tiffany 
Harris (South), Second row: Kim Gillespie (South), FCDC 
Teacher Polly Roberts, and LaShawn Phifer (South). 

will help them if and when 
they decide to become parents 

Recently the class con- 
ducted an Easter egg hunt for 
the children. The 15 girls in 
the class worked for a whole 
day dying enough Easter eggs 
so each of the 120 children 
could have two apiece. They 
also made baskets out of paper 
bags for the children to put 
their eggs in once they found 
them, and they also hid the 
eggs on the playground. 

In 1986 and 1987 the class, 
along with South Iredell's 
FFA, raised money to build 
and donate picnic tables to the 
Center. In 1988 it raised 
money to donate books to the 
Center's Children's Library. 

The Family and Child 
Development Center is one of 
three programs of Barium 
Springs Home for Children. It 
is a model program serving as 
a training site for parents, 
churches, and other day care 
programs in the state. 

...Or SO 
it seems 

Earle Frazier, ACSW 
Executive Director 

A statement made to the Board 
of Regents on April 23, 1990: 

Joyce Davis and I were talk- 
ing over dinner last evening 
about the changes which have 
taken place here over the past 
few years. Those of you who 
have been around several 
years know the (program) dif- 
ficulties we encountered — and 
overcame — during the late 
1970's. Those were frustrating 
years for all of us. And yet, as 
I look back, it seems most un- 
likely that we could have ar- 
rived where we are today 
without going through those 
difficult times. 

As I was driving home last 
night, I was thankful all over 
again to be a part of an agency 
and a church that has the 
resources, the flexibility, the 
patience, and the persistence 
to slog through the valleys in 
order to reach the peaks. We 
have every right to be proud of 

what we have accomplished.... 
Then I thought about the fu- 
ture. I don't know what is out 
there, but I am very sure 
that — some day, some place — 
we will again find ourselves 
slogging through some 
frustrating valley. That's just 
the way it is when your busi- 
ness is helping people and 
peoples' needs change. And I 
find it most comforting to know 
that, when the time comes, we 
will again don our slogging 
boots, hunker down and strug- 
gle out of that valley and on to 
some other peak. 

Friends, we are now in 
another valley — a financial 

Grant awarded to Barium 

Blackmon named CCW of the Year 

One of the highest honors a 
child care worker can receive 
in North Carolina was be- 
stowed upon an employee of 
Barium Springs Home for 
Children at the North Caro- 
lina Child Care Association 
(NCCCA) annual training con- 
ference. May 1-3 at Camp 
Caraway in Asheboro. 

Mr. Earl Blackmon, resi- 
dential coordinator at Grannis 
Cottage in the Adolescent Cen- 
ter, was named Child Care 
Worker of the Year during 
the awards ceremony at the 

Earl was employed at the 
Adolescent Center as a child 
care worker at Grannis Cot- 
tage almost three years ago, 
and became residential coordi- 
nator in 1989. He is an excep- 
tional role model for the 
adolescents in his cottage and, 
as a result, earns not only their 
respect but also their trust and 

Abe Wilkinson, director of 
the Adolescent Center, best 
described Earl in his nomina- 
tion letter to the NCCCA: 

"Earl exhibits the kinds of 
traits we all look for in some- 
one who is going to be in 
charge of a portion of a child's 
life... he is warm, emphatic, 
soft-spoken, directive, innova- 
tive, organized, initiating. I 
wish that he could be cloned 
and strategically placed 

throughout the Adolescent 

"In the summer of 1988, as 
two residents were preparing 
to leave the program, they re- 
flected on how they had 
changed and why they had 
chosen this time in their lives 
to make a change. Both point- 
ed to Earl and said, 'He's the 
reason.' Most of us hope that 
we will be able to impact the 
future of at least one child." 

Barium Springs Home for 
Children was one of 45 child 
care institutions in North and 
South Carolina to be awarded 
an operating grant from the 
Duke Endowment. 

Grants totaling $3,261,631 
were awarded to 177 hospitals 
and 45 child care institutions 
in North and South Carolina 
by the endowment's trustees 
at their March meeting. 

Robert A. Mayer II, director 
of the endowment's Child Care 
Division, said that these funds 
are awarded every year to 
children's homes to support 

general operating funds be- 
cause many foundations and 
other funding sources are 
reluctant to make grants for 
day-to-day expenses. 

The endowment also 
awards grants to children's 
homes in the Carolinas for 
capital and program support. 
In 1989 these other grants to- 
taled nearly $1 million. 

The annual hospital grants, 
which help cover costs of 
caring for the poor, are in- 
creasingly important to hospi- 
tals as the problem of indigent 
care continues to worsen. 

Staff often learning, instructing in tine cliild care field 

Earl Blackmon, left, with 

Rufiis Stark, president of 

th« NCCCA 

There is no such thing as "too 
much training" when it comes 
to the field of child care. Staff 
at Barium Springs Home for 
Children have had the honor of 
both participating in and 
teaching some of the finest 
training available in this field. 

Just recently the Home 
received two grants awarded 
by the Duke Endowment 
through the North Carolina 
Child Care Association 
(NCCCA) to participate in 
joint consultation training ses- 
sions with other agencies that 
serve children and families. 
The Duke Endowment pro- 
vides four of these grants each 
year to promote good relations 
and an exchange of ideas be- 
tween agencies serving 
children and families. 

In the first of these joint 
training sessions, staff from 
the Home and Crossnore 
School participated in both 
beginning and advanced team 
training taught by Howard 
Garner of Virginia Common- 
wealth University. About 75 
people attended this session. 

The second of these training 

sessions, called "Connecting: 
Essential Elements of 
Residential Child Care," was 
held each Tuesday for six 
weeks beginning on March 13. 
Adolescent Center Assistant 
Director Bruce Steadman and 
Robert Miller of the Kennedy 
Campus of Elon Homes for 
Children led the workshop for 
16 students. "Connecting" is a 
family-centered training 
course designed to give a 
generic philosophical base for 
working in residential child 
care within the team model. 

Both of these training ses- 
sions involved the "team" 
model of residential child care. 
In this concept a "team" (con- 
sisting of child care workers, a 
teacher, a social worker and/or 
other staff) works exclusively 
with the youth assigned to 
them. Training sessions in- 
volving the team model are de- 
signed to help staff work to- 
gether better as a team. This 
in turn helps them be more 
productive when working with 
the children and their 

Staff from the Home also 

participated recently in the 
NCCCA's annual training con- 
ference at Camp Caraway in 
Asheboro, N.C. Of the 42 work- 
shops presented, 16 were led 
by staff from the Home. 

The theme for the 1990 con- 
ference was "Children of the 

Nineties: Critical Issues and 
Implications for Services." 
Workshops were taught ad- 
dressing this theme as well as 
basic training for first-year 
child care workers. 

The Home is a NCCCA 
charter member agency. 

In Memory — In Honor 

Barium Springs Home for Children 


Address . 


My gift of $ 

I wish to Honor 

Name of Honoree or Deceased 

is enclosed 


On the occasion of 

Date of death if applicable. 

Survivor to notify 


Relationship of survivor to honoree _ 

Mail to: P.O. Box 1, Barium Springs, NC 28010 

Montreat preparing for centennial in 1997 

The Presbyterian News, June 1990, Page 9 

Mountain Retreat Asso- 
ciation's Trustees of Stock 
began planning for Montreat 
Conference Center's 1997 
Centennial Celebration at its 
spring meeting recently. 

The board authorized the 
formation of a Centennial 
Planning Committee and in- 
structed the conference center 
staff to explore funding for a 
projected $25 million in capital 
and endowment needs. 

Family activities are an important part of Montreal's 
Family Enrichment Conference scheduled for July 3-7 

Computer Comer 

More software available 
for portable computers 


Pastor, First United Presbyterian Church, Westminster, Md. 

In this column, I have focused on the use of computers for the 
church office or pastor's study. A growing number of persons, 
however, are purchasing "laptop or luggable" computers which 
can be taken anywhere. These portable computers, especially if 
they do not have a hard disk, require software which will give 
them the ability to do a number of tasks without carrying a stack 
of computer disks or bulky manuals with them. 

One program specifically designed for the portable IBM and 
compatibles computer market is WordPerfect Executive. The 
entire program will fit onto one 3-1/2" disk (720kb) or two 5-1/4" 
disks (360kb)! Executive (under $200 retail) combines word 
processing, database, spreadsheet, financial analysis, and time 
management tools in an easy-to-use integrated package. DOS 
2.0 or later versions, and 512 kilobytes of RAM are required for 

The word processor in Executive is a simplified version of 
WordPerfect version 4.2 and offers most important features of 
that powerful writing tool. Documents created with Executive 
can be exchanged with versions of WordPerfect 4.2 and 5.0, 
although I was not able to try them with the new WordPerfect 
5.1. Several pre-set document formats (including Memos, Busi- 
ness letters. Expense Reports, and travel Itineraries) are sup- 
plied, or you can create your own. Names and addresses can be 
imported into documents automatically from the Phone Direc- 
tory or NoteCards. Command key templates for keyboard func- 
tion keys either on the left or top are provided, as is one for the 
Toshiba Tl 100 Plus. 

The Spreadsheet includes major financial, arithmetic and 
logical functions. A conversion program reads and writes to the 
popular Lotus 1-2-3 format. A "pop-up" calculator has a memory 
register, as well as financial and analytical functions. 

NoteCards allow you to keep ideas, action items and notes of 
any kind in a simple but powerful database. A separate Phone 
Directory includes room for notes linked to name, company, title, 
address, and - of course - phone number records. Unfortunately, 
the program does not access a modem to dial the phone. 

One of the most useful features of Executive, however, is the 
Appointment Calendar. Keeping track of dates, schedules and 
work priorities is easy. Information in the Calendar can be 
quickly transferred to the word processor. 

The provided Main Menu program (which can be customized) 
is already set up with all these program options. A built-in 
tutorial gets you using the program quickly. And Executive 
comes with WordPerfect Corporations famous unlimited "toll- 
free" phone support if you have any problems with the program. 
The main weakness of Executive is the lack of a telecom- 
munications module. 

Executive comes in a slender, velcro-sealing box with three 
paperback manuals (Setup, Learning, Reference), a Reference 
Card, and Program disks in 3-1/2" and 5-1/4" IBM formats. 
WordPerfect Executive, in fact, might be the only software 
package many people need, whether they have portable or 
desk-top computers! 

[Readers may contact Dr. Fleming with questions or for more 
information at: 65 Washington Road, Westminster MD 21157. 
Enclose $3 if you wish a copy of his multi-page report Selecting 
Computer Hardward & Software for Churches.7 

"These actions set the scene 
for a large-scale event that will 
not only involve the com- 
munity, but also the national 
Presbyterian church," stated 
Bill Peterson, conference cen- 
ter executive director. 

Montreat Conference Cen- 
ter is one of three national con- 
ference centers of the Pres- 
bjrterian Church (U.S.A.), con- 
ducting 30 year-round con- 
ferences and retreats each 
year. Over 25,000 people at- 
tended Montreat's programs 
and used its facilities during 

Fun and good times are a part of Montreat's four Youth 
Conferences each summer 

William Black Lodge opens for 1990 

MONTREAT, N.C.— The Wil- 
liam Black Lodge is open for 
the 1990 season. 

Rooms — with three home- 
cooked meals, two meals, or no 
meals — are available to 
church groups and in- 

Ideal for retreats, conferen- 
ces or vacations, the William 
Black Lodge is an agency of the 
Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. 

The lodge features a cheer- 
ful dining room, a lobby/living 
room with fireplace and con- 
versation areas, and a popular 
"rocking chair" front porch. 

Some "guestships" are 
available for retired clergy and 

spouses to spend free four-day 
visits at the lodge. These are 
provided on a first-come, first- 
served basis, however, and 
reservations are necessary. 

For rates and reservations, 
contact the manager, Miss 
Nancy Copeland at Box 819, 
Montreat, NC 28757, or phone 
her at (704) 669-6314. 

Men honor four from synod 

men from the Synod of the 
Mid-Atlantic were honored 
during the first annual meet- 
ing of the Presbyterian Men 
here April 21-22. 

Receiving Church Man of 
the Year awards were Oren 
McCullough of Charlotte, 
N C. and Bob Glaspey of 

Davidson, N.C. 

John Knox recipients in- 
cluded John Hamil of 
Greensboro, N.C. and Youn- 
gil Cho of Raleigh, N.C. 

The group elected Richard 
LeTourneau, elder from First 
Presbyterian Church, Long- 
view, Texas, as its new presi- 
dent, succeeding Hamil. 




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Zuni's Student Activity Complex 
Will Greatly Benefit Its Program 

Dedication of the new Complex is set for July 28 

Artist's conception of a portion of the Zuni campus. New construction will be 
within the lines. 

On July 28, the Zuni Train- 
ing Center, a residential pro- 
gram for mentally and devel- 
opmentally disabled young 
adults at Zuni, Va., and a 
major ministry of Presbyte- 
rian Home & Family Ser- 
vices, Inc., will hold its 16th 
Annual Visitors' Day in the 
Country. Always a gala occa- 
sion, Visitors' Day this year 
will have a special signifi- 
cance; the primary activity 
of the day will be the dedica- 
tion of the Center's long- 
awaited Student Activity Com- 
plex. Fund raising for the 
$1,750,000 Complex has been 
under way since July 1989, 
and two of these buildings 
are scheduled for completion 
in mid 1990. 

The Complex will consist 
of three units to be built as 
funds are received. The units 
are the Gymnasium/Audito- 
rium with a gymnasium for 
recreation that will also serve 
as an auditorium (this facil- 
ity will replace an existing 
metal prefab building used 
for games); the Student Ac- 
tivity Building, which will 
house a nurse's and first-aid 
office, a kitchen for training 
students in homemaking 
skills, and a student lounge 
and craft room; and the Stu- 
dent Service Administrative 
Wing, which will provide 
office space for intake ser- 
vices, counseling, job place- 
ment services, and the resi- 
dential staff. 

The building of the Com- 
plex will complete the Cen- 
ter's original building plan 
which was developed in 1967 
when Zuni first opened its 
doors, housing its initial stu- 
dent body of three in an old 
farmhouse. The farmhouse 

Tvpd. too, as an adminis- 
' building, dining hall, 

1. u ^xtivi .y center. Over the 

past 23 years a number of 
facilities have been erected 
on the Zuni campus, among 
them a dining hall, an admin- 
istrative building, three dor- 
mitories, a one-room school- 
house, the Guest Lodge for 
parents, and a greenhouse 
for horticulture training. 
Zuni is currently licensed to 
serve 72 students. 

The Center's program has 
grown with its facilities, and 
now students are trained not 
only in horticulture, but also 
in landscaping, food service, 
custodial services, and inde- 
pendent living skills. Close 
to 400 young men and women 
18 and over have been pre- 
pared to live in their home 
communities and work in com- 
petitive or sheltered employ- 

"The Student Activity Com- 
plex will give a major boost 
to our program. We'll be able 
to implement better our pres- 
ent program, and we'll be 
able to add to it," commented 
Robert B. Bishop, campus 
director of the Center, who 

added: "Our aim, as always, 
is to have our students 
achieve their maximum poten- 
tial and lead fulfilled lives." 

Bishop said that he has 
been very encouraged by the 
outstanding support the Cen- 
ter's building program has 
received. Gifts to date total 

Said Bishop: "I think we 
have been successful because 
we have a well-respected, 
long-time program— a pro- 
gram that's doing the job. I 
believe there's another rea- 
son, too; we're raising funds 
for down-to-earth needs, and 
individuals and organizations 
recognize that fact." 

The Center's building proj- 
ect is part of a $6-million 
building and renovation pro- 
gram launched in 1989 by 
Presbyterian Home & Fam- 
ily Services, Inc., and desig- 
nated "Building for the '90s." 

Noted President E. Peter 
Geitner: "We want to im- 
prove and expand our minis- 
try to meet new needs cre- 
ated by changing times." 

Helping Others to Help Themselves 

For more than two decades 
the Zuni Training Center 
has been helping the men- 
tally and developmentally 
disabled to help themselves. 
Individualized in focus, the 
training here is based on 
realistic objectives and pre- 
pares students to function 
in their home communities 
after graduation working 
in competitive or sheltered 

Explained Robert B. 
Bishop, campus director: "I 
think what makes our pro- 

gram unusual is that it 
deals with the total person. 
We adjust our program to 
meet the person's needs. We 
work to develop vocational 
skills, independent living 
skills, and leisure skills, 
and, all the while, we are 
also building a good, Strong 
Christian person." 

"The program continues 
to grow in quality, altering 
and expanding to meet the 
demands of the times," said 

"Never Smother a 
Good Impulse" 

While visiting two sisters 
who have always been very 
generous to our Christian 
ministry at Presbyterian 
Home and Family Services, 
Inc., they shared why they 
support our work. 

Their mother's influence 
on their lives regarding 
stewardship of treasure, tal- 
ents, and time is worth shar- 
ing with every Christian. 

She taught them: "Never 
smother a good impulse." 

Many other caring insti- 
tutions have benefitted from 
their giving on good im- 
pulse. Sometimes the im- 
pulse was spontaneous, and 
sometimes the impulse led 
to a long-term commitment. 

Their enthusiasm of never 
smothering a good impulse 
honored their mother's mem- 
ory by continuing her lov- 
ing generosity to two more 
family generations. 

The good impulse contin- 
ues to be honored by so 
many people providing us 
with resources to help the 
children on the Lynchburg 
campus and the develop- 
mentally disadvantaged stu- 
dents on our Zuni campus. 

Our work continues be- 
cause of generous individu- 
als, churches, men's and 
women's groups within those 
congregations, businesses 
and foundations who did not 
smother the good impulse to 
support us. 

Wills and bequests have 
come to our ministry be- 
cause friends responded to 
the impulse to help. 

Good impulses abound 
when loved ones and friends 
are remembered in our 
memorial and honor giving 

T. Donald 


Good im- 
pulses grow 
when indi- 
viduals and 
groups be- 
come spon- 
sor s for 
tuition, al- 
and birthday and Christ- 
mas gifts. 

Currently, we are engaged 
in several capital projects- 
new buildings and major 
renovations of existing build- 
ings. We can use some very 
strong impulses in these 
major endeavors. 

At Zuni, we have started 
building two-thirds of the 
Student Activity Complex 
—we still need $900,000 to 
complete the entire project. 

At Lynchburg, we need 
$1,000,000 to complete the 
renovation of the historic 
Bain-Wood Administration 
Building so our program/ 
care-givers will have better 
facilities and basic build- 
ing codes will be met. 

Another major capital 
project is a Group Home 
for students of our Zuni 
Training Center and devel- 
opmentally disadvantaged 
people from the community 
where we locate it. It will 
cost an estimated $500,000. 

If you would like to receive 
our capital giving brochure 
or if your church group 
would like a program on our 
ministries, please contact me 
at (804) 384-3138. 

T. Donald Hamilton, 
Planned Giving Director 

I/We wish to join in the support of Presbyterian Home & 
Family Services, Inc. 

Enclosed find a gift of $ 







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To be used: □ Where needed most 

□ Children's Home, Lynchburg 

□ Genesis House 

□ Training Center, Zuni □ Group Home 

□ Transition to Independence Program 

□ A Living Memorial (to honor the deceased) 

In memory of 

□ An Honor Gift (to honor the living) 

In honor of 

Occasion of honor: 

(Birthday, Anniversary, Christmas, Graduation, Other) 
Please acknowledge this memorial/honor gift to: 






Contributions are deductible to the fullest extent of the law. According to IRS refla- 
tions, Presbyterian Home & Family Services, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) non-profit agency. 


The Reverend E. Peter Geitner, President 
Presbyterian Home & Family Services, Inc. 
150 Linden Avenue 
Lynchburg, VA 24503-9983 

Telephone: (804) 384-8138 6/90 

The Presbyterian News, June 15)90, Page li 

Bible Study— Lesson 11 , July 1990 

Waiting for...tiie Day of God 
II Peter2:10b-3:18 


The church owes much to its heretics. By stat- 
ing what is false about the faith they have 
forced the church to say what is true. Think of 
the books in the New Testament that were 
written to refute false beliefs. For example, 
Paul wrote his letter to the Galatians to call 
them on the carpet about their insistence on 
circumcision and their denial of salvation by 
grace alone. We would not have 
the wonderful assurance of life 
after death in I Corinthians 15 
had there not been in the church 
at Corinth those who were deny- 
ing the reality of the resurrec- 

The Letter of II Peter stands in 
this category of writings that 
maintain the correct teachings of 
Christian faith. 

The Matter of Authority 

The very early church had the 
living apostles such as Peter and 
Paul as their check on orthodoxy. 
There were the remembered 
words and preserved writings of 
those witnesses. Whatever came 
later by way of teaching and practice had to be 
judged by what was already accepted as 

Respect for the authority of Peter is evident 
in the wide-ranging accumulation of traditions 
claiming to have come from the apostle. Books 
such as The Gospel of Peter, The Acts of Peter, 
The Acts of Peter and Andrew, and The 
Apocalypse of Peter are among writings 
making use of the apostle's name. But to read 
these apocryphal books in the light of the 
canonical New Testament is to see why they 
were not accepted as authentic. 

While there are those who would question 
whether the books of I and II Peter are from the 
pen of the fisherman disciple, these letters are 
consistent with the other New Testament 
teachings and deserve their place as standards 
of orthodoxy in the Word of God. 

Second Peter attacks heretical views in two 
areas, one in ethics, the other in eschatology. 
The writer is concerned with moral living in 
this life and with hope for the future based on 
Christ's coming again. 

Mary Boney Sheats 

indulge every carnal whim. It was the latter 
course that was being taken by the addressees 
of this letter. Second Peter calls them "crea- 
tures of instinct" (2:12) and pronounces them 
"insatiable for sin" (2:14), with "hearts trained 
in greed" (vs. 14), being as stupid as Balaam 
(vs. 16; see Numbers 22). When the author 
mentions the distortion of Paul's teaching by 
"the ignorant and unstable" he may have been 
thinking of the gnostics who turned liberty into 
license (II Peter 3:16; see 
Romans 6). 

The psychological truth of 
what was going on is analyzed as 
the false lure of freedom. The 
freedom to be licentious is really 
enslavement, for whatever over- 
comes a person makes that per- 
son a slave (II Peter 2:19). Yes, 
we have freedom to choose — but 
ultimately, only to choose what 
(or who) will master us. 

The Fatal Pull of False 

Second Peter has an ominous 
threat for those who, after they 
have known and accepted the 
truth of Christ, go back to their 
false beliefs and practices. Like similar warn- 
ings in the Letter to the Hebrews (Hebrews 6:4; 
10:26), II Peter claims that those who, "after 
knowing (the way of righteousness) turn back 
from the holy commandment delivered to 
them" (2:21), are worse off than if they had 
never known the gospel. For they have cut 
away their ground of hope and perjured their 

Misunderstood Promises (1) 

The chief problem faced in II Peter was that 
of a distortion of the gospel with freedoms being 
turned into license (II Peter 2:10b-16). False 
teachers had crept into the church and had 
interpreted the freedom Christ brought as per- 
mission to follow their own inclinations. 

The underl3dng heresy which seems to be 
responsible for this problem is that of gnos- 
ticism — one of the most pervasive and 
dangerous heresies. The root of this word 
means knowledge, and gnostics were those who 
believed that they had a special kind of insight 
into truth that everyone did not have. That 
knowledge was the belief that whatever is 
material and tangible is evil, while whatever is 
spiritual is good. On the surface that may sound 
pious, but it has devastating implications for 
theology and ethics for both Judaism and the 
Christian faith. 

If things material are evil, then Christ was 
not a real flesh and blood human being: he only 
seemed to be human. This particular heresy 
was called Docetism from the Greek doceo to 
seem. If the gnostics are right, then it doesn't 
matter what we do with our physical bodies: we 
can take them to either of two extremes. We can 
become ascetics and neglect or torture these 
bodies, or we can abandon all self-control and 

Misunderstood Promises (2) 

The second area II Peter attacks as heretical 
is the claim the false teachers are making that 
the second coming of Christ is a hoax. Just 
because "the day of the Lord," so long expected, 
has not come yet is no sign that it will not come. 
After all, it will be the day of the Lord, and not 
our day: God has a separate clock from ours 

The time will surely come. Scoffers may 
claim that the world is changeless, but God is 
not through with the universe. Formed by 
water and destroyed once by water (3:5), the 
next destruction will be by fire (3:7), in prepara- 
tion for the new heavens and "new earth in 
which righteousness dwells" (3:13). God is in 
control of the future as of the past. 

The Final Imperative 

The last imperative of the Petrine letters has 
a lift to it: Grow! "Grow in the grace and 
knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" 

Grow in your understanding and your living 
of the life of "holiness and godliness" (3:11). 

Grow in your patient waiting for what God's 
future has for you. And 

"To him be the glory both now and to the day 
of eternity. Amen." 


1. Discuss this question: What beliefs and 
practices of our church might a Peter of today 
declare to be heretical? 

2. Read (or have someone sing) George 
Matheson's hymn, "Make Me a Captive, Lord" 
(#308 The Hymnbook). Then discuss the 
dynamics of freedom and slavery as found in II 
Peter 2:19. 

3. What are the means of grace by which we 
grow into maturity in our Lord and Savior 
Jesus Christ? 

New Revised Standard Version Bible available 

9{ezu (Bool<:s 

NEW YORK— The New 
Revised Standard Version 
Bible was scheduled to leave 
the publishers and appear in 
bookstores in May. 

It is a new translation of the 
Bible, incorporating the latest 

in biblical scholarship and of- 
fering improved clarity of ex- 

It has been authorized and 
endorsed by the nation's major 
Protestant, Anglican and Or- 
thodox churches — including 

the PC(USA). 

A team of 30 Old and New 
Testament scholars, working 
under the auspices of the Na- 
tional Council of Churches, 
started work on the new 
revision in 1974. 

The Window of Childhood: 
Glimpses of Wonder and 
Courage. By Olson Huff, 
M.D. Westminster/John Knox 
Press. 1990. 120 pp. $9.95 

In 18 heartwarming short 
stories. Huff, an Asheville, 
N.C. pediatrician, shows how 
children tell us of love, joy, 
pain, death, hope, friendship, 
and the discovery of new 
things. He provides a "view 
through a window" in which 
children are seen as un- 
polished and unspoiled per- 
sons who excite response and 
encourage participation. 

Written in a clear, easy-to- 
read style, these vignettes 
portray children as vibrant 
and dynamic persons. 

Huff invites us to share in 
each child's vulnerability and 
pride, fear and hope, 
simplicity and complexity. He 
teaches that childhood is more 
than a time for growing up, 
and much more than a prelude 
to youth and adulthood. 

Huff is medical director of 
pediatrics and the center for 
childhood development and 
rehabilitation at Thoms 
Rehabilitation Hospital; and 
associate clinical professor of 
pediatrics at Mountain Area 
Health Education Center. He 
is a member of Grace 
Covenant Presbyterian 
Church in Asheville. 

Young Children and Wor- 
ship. By Sonja M. Stewart and 
Jerome W. Berryman. 
Westminster/John Knox 
Press. 1990. Paper. 330 pp. 

Stewart and Berryman pro- 
vide a process, clearly written 
and theologically informed, for 
the journey of children toward 
God through the experience of 
corporate worship. On this 
journey, children learn the 
stories of faith and through the 
storytelling process are led to 
understand what worship is 
and how it is to be experienced. 

By constructing worship 
centers where the flow of ac- 
tivity corresponds to the order 
of congregational worship, the 
authors provide a method, a 
sensorimotor experience, for 
teaching children about wor- 
ship. Through storytelling and 
art, with explicit directions, 
patterns, and instructions, 
church school teachers, clergy, 
and others interested in ena- 
bling children to prepare for 
the worship experience will 
find models for teaching and 
learning in this resource. 

Sonja M. Stewart is profes- 
sor of Christian education at 
Western Theological Semi- 
nary in Holland, Mich. Jerome 
W. Berryman is canon 
educator at Christ Church 
Cathedral (Episcopal) in 
Houston, Texas. 

Paul's Covenant Com- 
munity: Jew and Gentile in 
Romans. By R. David Kaylor. 
Westminster/John Knox 
Press. 1988. Paper. 260 pp. 

Very readable, clear, and 
engaging, avoiding technical 
language, this new book for 
church settings and academic 

teaching by Davidson College 
Professor of Religion R. David 
Kaylor presents an integrated 
reading of Paul's letter to the 

Kaylor acknowledges that 
the fundamental conviction 
underlying all of Paul's theol- 
ogy is the community of the 
new covenant and, therefore, 
the bringing together of all 
humankind. Gentile and Jew. 
This book is a theological in- 
terpretation of Romans, not a 
commentary. Kaylor is con- 
cerned with structure, argu- 
ment, and the theological con- 
tent of the New Testament let- 
ter from Paul. 

Paul's Covenant Com- 
munity is a sensitive inter- 
pretation for individual and 
group study, for informed 
preaching, for reflecti\'o 
scholarship, and for all wMo 
would seek to understand the 
most influential letter written 
to the churches by Paul. 



The Presbyterian Church {U.S./\' 
Foundation is seeking a Director of in 
stitutional Relations. 

RESPONSIBLE for developing : 
sense of trust and harmonious working 
relationships with all Church-related i i- 
stitutions and agencies of the Prer- 
byterian Church (U.S. A) and its gove-'n- 
ing bodies. The Director will work closely 
with the CEO's, presidents, develoo- 
ment and finance officers, as well .' s 
trustees of these institutions and agen- 
cies to offer the full sen/ices of the Fres 
byterian Church (U.S. A; Foundation 
support of their ministry and mission. 

REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of 
five years experience in finance and/or 
funds development; knowledge of and 
working relationship with tne Pres- 
byterian Church; knowledge of invest- 
ment management services, charitable 
live income plans and trusts as estab- 
lished and monitored by Internal 
Revenue Service; a solid knowledge of 
investment principles, returns, and 
ratios offered by investment and in- 
surance houses to major investment Ir- 
stitutions; knowledge of charitable es- 
tate planning andT gift opportunities 
through wills and bequests; acceptance 
of the collegial work relationship; grow- 
ing commitment to Christian 
stewardship; enthusiastic support for 
Presbyterian-related institutions and 
agencies; willingness to travel exten- 

Fleports to the Vice President for 

Based in Jeffersonville, Indiana (b 
minutes from the Presbyterian Center in 
Louisville, Kentucky) 

M/F/HA^ Position open to clergy 
and laity 

Forward applications by JUNE 30, 
1990 to: The REV. ROBERT F, 
LANGWIG, Vice President, Develop- 
ment, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 
Foundation, 200 East Twelfth St., Jeffer- 
sonville, IN 47130 


The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 
Foundation is looking for regional repre- 
sentatives for positions in several areas 
of the United States for 1 990 and 1 991 . 

RESPONSIBLE for Funds Develop- 
ment (deferred giving and wills em- 

§hasis) related to congregations, pres- 
yteries, synods and the General As- 

ing/deferred giving experience: 
knowledge of and appreciation for the 

eolity and teachings of the Presbyterian 
hurch and an enthusiasm for its mis- 
sion; experience in public relations; skill 
in speaking and letter writing; a 
penchant for accuracy; ability to keep 
confidences; a love of people; willing- 
ness to travel extensively generating a 
great number of personal contacts. 
Please indicate willingness to relocate 
to another city if necessary. 

Become part of a nationwide team of 
professionals developing life income 
contracts and gifts through the Pres- 
byterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation to 
enhance and extend the mission of the 

M/F/HA/ Position open to clergy 
and laity 

Forward applications by JULY 15, 
1990 to: THE REV. ROBERT F. 
LANGWIG. Vice President, Develop- 
ment. Presbyterian Chocch (U.S.A. ; 
Foundation, 200 Easv" v-'i" : ■ 
sonville, IN 47130 

Page 12, The Presbyterian News, June 1990 

Women's conferences 
June 15-17 and 18-21 

9{ezv 9-Cope ^resSytcry 

June 1990 

Sylvia Goodnight, Editor 

Wilson Council hosts presbytery 

New Hope Presbytery Moderator Minnie Lou Creech 

The 1990 Synod of the Mid-At- 
lantic Presbyterian Women's 
Conference sessions will be 
held Jiine 15-17 and June 18- 
21 at the University of Rich- 
mond in Richmond, Va. The 
theme of the conference is 
"Empowered to Witness." 

Conference leaders will be 
Dr. Clarice J. Martin, the Rev. 
Carol T. (Pinky) Bender, Mary 
Ann Lundy, and Dr. Isabel 

Dr. Martin is the Bible 
study leader for session I. She 
is assistant professor of New 
Testament at Princeton 
Theological Seminary. Martin 
is also the author of the 1990- 
91 Women's Bible Study, Acfs; 
Tongues of Fire; Power for the 

The Bible study leader for 
the second session wdll be the 
Rev. Bender, minister of Mc- 
Quay Presbyterian Church, 
Charlotte, N.C. Bender is also 
a writer for the Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.)'s church 
school curriculum, an author 
and seminar leader. 

Session I keynote speaker 
v^dll be Lundy, director of the 

Mission News 

Ilunga Kalenga, director of the 
Christian Health Center in 
Mbujimajd, Zaire is expected 
to spend the month of July in 
Salem and New Hope pres- 
byteries. Pie will also attend 
the Global Mission Conference 
at Montreat. 

This will be Kalenga's third 
stay in the United States. He 
visited the former Orange 
Presbytery in 1987 and 
trained under Dr. Hugh Far- 
rior, former missionary to 
Zaire, for most of a year in 
Shelby, N.C. in the early 70's. 

Kalenga is a highly trained 
nurse. During his schooling at 
the Good Shepherd Hospital in 
Zaire, missionary Annette 
Kriner recognized his out- 
standing qualities. When she 
became the first director of the 
health center, she invited him 
to be her assistant. Kalenga 
became director in 1983 and 
has since received manage- 
ment training in Kenya. 

Kalenga is a soft-spoken, 
caring individual with high in- 
tegrity. He has a good com- 
mand of English. He is an 
elder in the French-speaking 
Presbyterian Church in 

WTiile in North Carolina, 
Kalenga's schedule will be as 
follows: The Presbytery of 
New Hope — July 1-11; Salem 
Presbytery— July 12-22 (in- 
cluding Salem Presbytery 
meeting on July 14); Global 
Mission Conference — July 22- 
28; and New Hope Presbytery 
meeting — July 30-31. 

(Editor's note: The above ar- 
ticle was submitted by Dot 
Temple of the Mission Com- 

Important dates 

July 30-31— New Hope Pres- 
bytery meets at Peace College 
Sept. 22 — Growing Together, 
a training event to develop 
leadership skills at First 
Church, Wilson 
'j'^jit, 28 29 — Evangelism 
Conference at Rocky Moimt 

Women's Ministry Unit, 
PC(USA). She is also a mem- 
ber of the advisory committee 
of the Coalition on Human 
Rights in Korea. 

Dr. Isabel Rogers, professor 
of Applied Christianity at the 
Presbyterian School of Chris- 
tian Education and moderator 
of 199th General Assembly 
PC(USA), will lead plenary 
sessions on Saturday and 

Workshops available for 
conferees deal with: nurture 
through prayer and Bible 
study, world-wide mission 
support, work for justice and 
social issues, and bviilding an 
inclusive, caring community 
that strengthens and wit- 
nesses. Each of these areas is 
broken down into more specific 
topics for discussion and 

For more information about 
this exciting conference, con- 
tact your local Presbyterian 
Women president or send 
registration information to 
Nancy Danter, Registrar, 20 
Vauxhall, Chapel Hill, NC 
27514. Phone (919) 493-8200. 

Wilson Area 
Council formed 

The Wilson Area Presbyterian 
Council was formed in Decem- 
ber 1989 by action of the ses- 
sions of Bethany, Calvary, 
Covenant, First and Frank 
Price Presb3d;erian churches to 
provide a vehicle for shared 
community ministry en- 
deavors and to promote oppor- 
tunities for shared worship 
and fellowship. 

The Rev. Sam Stevenson 
serves as the chairperson of 
the council. Its first com- 
munity ministry project will 
be a series of parenting classes 
for parents of low-income 
families which will begin in 
June. The classes will be held 
in Covenant Church with 
transportation and child care 
provided by Bethany, Calvary, 
First and Frank Price. 


"Peacemaking 2000: Grow- 
ing toward the vision," spon- 
sored by the PC(USA) 
Peacemaking Program and 
Peace and Conflict Resolu- 
tion Studies of American 
University, will be held June 
24-28 at the university in 
Washington, D.C. 

Conference speakers wdll 
include Allan Boesak, anti- 
apartheid leader in South 
Africa and president of the 
World Alliance of Reformed 
Churches; Walter Brueg- 
geman, writer and Old Tes- 
tament professor at Colum- 
bia Seminary; Elia Chacour, 
Melkite priest in Galilee, 
author of Blood Brothers; 
Dame Nita Barrow, ambas- 
sador to the United Nations 
from Barbados. 

A group from New Hope 
Presb3rtery will travel to this 
important conference. Con- 
tact the Rev. Susan Fricks, 
peacemaking committee 
moderator, or call (919) 467- 
8267 for more information. 

The Presbytery of New Hope 
met in its sixth stated meeting 
on April 17, 1990 at First Pres- 
byterian Church, Wilson, N.C. 
Mrs. Minnie Lou Creech, an 
elder in the Howard Memorial 
Presbyterian Church and 
presbytery moderator, 
presided. There were over 300 
in attendance. 

The Rev. James McKinnon 
welcomed the commissioners 
and guests on behalf of the 
Wilson Area Presbyterian 
Council, host for the meeting. 

Upon authorization by the 
presbytery at its meeting on 
Feb. 17, 1990 the executive 
committee of council has in- 
vited sessions of the following 
churches to elect an additional 
commissioner for 1990: Cary — 
Kirk of Kildaire; Durham — 
Trinity Avenue; Goldsboro — 
First; Greenville — First; 
Raleigh — Hudson Memorial 
and St. Andrews; Tarboro — 
Howard Memorial; 
Washington — First; and Wil- 
son — First. 

Admitted to record were the 
minutes of the commission to 
install the Rev. Bonnie Pet- 
tijohn as chaplain of the 
Raleigh Correctional Center 
for Women and the commis- 
sion to install the Rev. Stuart 
Wilson as pastor of the Mt. 
Pleasant Church, Willow 

The presbytery was led in 
worship including the Sacra- 
ment of the Lord's Supper by 
the Rev. Harriet Isbell, the 
Rev. Samuel Stevenson, the 
Rev. Rebecca Reyes, Ms. Joan 
Gibbs, organist, and elders 
from the Presbyterian con- 
gregations in Wilson. The Rev. 
Alfred Thomas offered the 
prayer of Thanksgiving and 
read the list of elders and min- 
isters who had died. 

The report of council was 
received from the Rev. Edwin 
Stock, moderator of the com- 
mittee. As information, it was 
reported that resource centers 
are being located at the pres- 
bytery office; First Pres- 
byterian Church, Kinston; and 
University Presbyterian 
Church, Chapel Hill for the 
convenience of churches 
across the presbjrtery. 

The council authorized ex- 
penditure of $7,500 to replace 
leaking and rotting roofs at 
Camp Albemarle and to pur- 

Church Notes 

The Meadowbrook Pres- 
byterian Church rejoices in 
the birth of a new baby in their 
congregation. Morgan Chris- 
tian Ross was born April 19, 
1990. This is the first baby 
born in this congregation in at 
least 20 years. 

If you have any information 
concerning happenings and 
events in your church and 
would like to see them appear 
on the New Hope page, please 
send articles along with 
photographs to Sylvia Good- 
night, Route 16, Box 150, 
Greenville, NC 27858 or call 
(919) 756-3991. 

chase a half-ton truck for 
Camp Albemarle. 

The council requested the 
long-range planning commit- 
tee of the outdoor ministries 
unit to look at the whole camp- 
ing program and report back to 
council no later than October. 

The council approved the 
following staff structure for 
outdoor ministry: 

*a staff associate for out- 
door ministry with overall 
responsibilities for presbytery 

*site managers for Camp 
Albemarle, Presbyterian 
Point, and Camp New Hope; & 

* summer program directors 
at Camp Albemarle, Pres- 
bjd^erian Point and Camp New 
Hope (as necessary). 

The council also approved 
the establishment of a local 
board to oversee the Campus 
Ministry program at East 
Carolina University. The cur- 
rent funding level will be 
maintained and the local 
board wdll be responsible for 
identifying any additional 
funds or other arrangements 
necessary and for calling a 
campus minister by the start 
of the 1991-92 academic year. 

The council determined 
that the Presbytery Campus 
Ministry Committee will be 
composed of six at-large mem- 
bers elected by presbytery and 
one board representative from 
each of the pres- 
byterian/ecumenical campus 
ministry programs within the 
presbytery's bounds (UNC- 
CH, NC State, Duke, NCCU 
and ECU). 

The presbytery approved: 

*replacing the Rev. Larry 
Edwards on the nominating 
committee of presbytery with 
the Rev. Robert Johnson; 

*amending the Manual to 
permit up to six at-large mem- 
bers of ministry units; 

^establishing the South 
Edgecombe Presbyterian 
Parish, consisting of the Mac- 
clesfield and Pinetops Pres- 
byterian churches and Grace 
Chapel; and 

*organizing the Grace 
Chapel Presbyterian Church 
and authorizing the 

moderator to appoint the com- 

The presbytery heard the 
following reports: Women's 
Ministry Unit, Evangelism 
and Church Development 
Ministry Unit, and Older 
Adult Committee with special 
speaker Jan McGilliard, 
speaking on older adult minis- 
tries in the synod. 

The rite of retirement was 
held for the Rev. Dr. John 
Haddon Leith. The pres- 
bytery observed a 10-minute 
recess in order to greet the 

Also under the report of the 
committee on ministry the 

■""approved the call of the 
Trinity Avenue Presbyterian 
Church to the Rev. Warren 
Kent Clise effective July 8; 

*approved the call of the 
Timothy Darling Presb5rterian 
Church to Herbert Gamett 
Hill effective June 3; 

*approved the call of 
Covenant Presbyterian 
Church (Wilson) to the Rev. 
Henry D. Gregory effective 
June 17; 

^received the Rev. George 
Arthur Johnson, honorably 
retired, as an active member of 
presbytery; and 

*received the Rev. David 
Ellis Collier, a Baptist mini- 
ster, as an active member of 
the presb5d;ery in order to ac- 
cept the call of the session of 
the University Presb}i;erian 
Church as interim associate. 

Under the report of 
preparation for ministry com- 
mittee the presbytery: 

^received Marilyn Hein as 
an inquirer under its care; 

*received Shelton Sorge 
as an inquirer under its care; 

*removed Henry Alonzo 
Sneed from its roll of can- 
didates; and 

*dismissed Robert Emil 
Howell, candidate, to North- 
east Georgia Presbj^ery to ac- 
cept the call of the Sardis Pres- 
b3nterian Church, Jefferson. 

The next stated meeting of 
New Hope Presbytery will be 
July 30-31, 1990 at Peace Col- 
lege in Raleigh, N.C. This will 
be an overnight meeting. 

The Presbyterian News 

of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 

Presbytery News of 
Western North Carolina 
see Page 12 

July 1990 

Vol. LVI, Number 6 

Richmond, Va. 

Falling revenues could lead 
to synod mission program cuts 

The Synod Assembly approved 
a proposed $4 million budget 
for 1991 during its final ses- 
sion June 23, but the revenue 
to support it is questionable. 

The budget includes $3.17 
million for mission and 
programs, and $896,816 for 
governance. That compares to 
$3 million and $879,245, 
respectively, in 1990 (after 
recent adjustments). 

The assembly also approved 
a $2.45 per capita allotment 
from the presbyteries for 
governance (operating) expen- 
ses, a 10-cent increase over 

Finance Committee Chair 
Peg Aalfs told the assembly 
that the synod cannot fall back 

on its reserve fund another 
year. The synod had used 
$94,383 from reserves this 
year to make up part of a 
$603,000 deficit in mission 

It was obvious throughout 
the two-day assembly meeting 
that those responsible for 
various synod-supported min- 
istries and institutions were 
concerned by falling mission 

The Campus Ministries 
Subcommittee presented a 90- 
minute program explaining its 
mission. Dr. Richard Bamback 
of Blacksburg, Va. noted that 
the synod had just cut $20,000 
from campus ministries for 
1990. While synod dollars are 
not the sole support of campus 

ministries, they do attract 
other funding— $1.50 for each 
synod dollar — for these 
programs, he said. 

Bill Tiemann, subcommit- 
tee member from Charlotte, 
N.C., asked Aalfs when the 
synod would be sure of its com- 
mittment for 1991. "Tragical- 
ly, we had to cut back many of 
our campus ministries in the 
middle of 1990. When can we 
know some firm figures that 
we can count on for 1991." 

Aalfs offered no guarantees. 
The presbytery repre- 
sentatives were scheduled to 
meet July 11 for a continua- 
tion of the funding consult- 
ation, but their giving to synod 
mission may not be finalized 
continued on page 5 

Dr. John D. MacLeod of Raleigh, N.C. was elected 
moderator of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic during the 
assembly meeting in Winston-Salem. See page 5 for story. 

Massanetta gets green light for short-term fund raising 

Massanetta Board Chair 
Wylie Smith reports to the 
Synod Assembly at 
Winston-Salem, N.C. 

scene far removed from the an- 
tagonism of the 1989 Synod 
Assembly, the 1990 session 
handled the Massanetta issue 
with little disagreement. 
The assembly gave the Mas- 
I sanetta Springs Board of Trus- 
tees permission to approach 
presbyteries with requests to 
seek funds from churches, in- 
dividuals and other sources for 
the purpose of funding 
feasibility studies. 

It also authorized both the 
board and the sjTiod council to 
amend their agreement of last 
February and use money from 
the conference center's $1 mil- 
lion endowment to fund inter- 
im operations through Decem- 
ber 1990. 

Massanetta Chair Wylie 
Smith presented the board's 
report to S3Tiod. "In order to be 
thorough and objective in our 

work, the board believes that 
the appropriate consultants 
must be hired to carry out 
several studies concerning the 
mission of Massanetta 
Springs, the viability of its 
programs and support base 
through synod, and its long- 
Lerm funding feasibility. We 
do not want Massanetta to 
reopen hastily, only to close 
again within one or two years," 
said Smith, a pastor from 
Laurinburg, N.C. 

No exact figure was given 
for the proposed studies, but 
Nancy Clark of Washington, 
D.C. and chair of the board's 
task force on reopening said it 
would probably cost several 
thousand dollars. 

The board's financial report 
revealed that Massanetta is 
quickly using up the $100,000 
it is being loaned by the synod 
from the Massanetta endow- 

ment. Smith said the money 
would be gone by September. 

Clark, who also served on 
the synod's transitional coun- 
cil, said there was a request 
during the transition for a 
synod-wide consultation on 
camps and conferences so as to 
avoid duplio'aiic-ii of effort and 
facilities in the new synod and 
presbjrteries. Such a consult- 
ation would be useful now, she 
said, but added that the 
synod's financial crunch made 
it unlikely. 

Roy Martin, commissioner 
from New Castle Presbytery 
and a new Massanetta board 
member, made the motion to 
seek short-term funding for 
the studies. He noted the need 
to study the direction of church 
camp and conference facilities 
in the 1990s. The task force on 
reopening hopes to have a 
decision for the board by the 

end of 1990, but that will 
depend on financing and com- 
pleting the studies, he said. 

The amendment to allow 
use of the Massanetta endow- 
ment was proposed by Carlyle 
McDonald, commissioner from 
Shenandoah Presbytery. Mar- 
tin did not speak against 
McDonald's amendment, but 
did question the effect it might 
have on fund-raising efforts 
and suggested that the board 
would hesitate to use the en- 

Given last year's stormy 
Massanetta debate and the 
tense months that followed, 
this year's discussion was 
remarkable for its sense of 
agreement. No one spoke 
against the motion or amend- 
ment, although several offered 

Former Massanetta 
continued on page 5 

Charlotte's Gwynn sweeps to election as GA moderator 

PCUSA News Service 

realized that I was going to 
retire from my job in January, 
I asked my pastor if there was 
any chance I might get to be a 
commissioner this year. I was 
a commissioner 30 years ago 
and really enjoyed the ex- 
perience," the new moderator. 
Price Henderson Gwynn III, 
from Charlotte, N.C, told a 

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press conference group follow- 
ing his election. 

"They appointed me a com- 
missioner and came back and 
asked if I would serve in a 
leadership role. I thought they 
meant that I might be a com- 
mittee chair or something, so I 
said yes. Then I found out they 
were talking about running 
me for moderator and I was in 

The surprise candidate, 
whom many people had 

dubbed as a 'sleeper,' won on 
the second ballot over a strong 
field of six men, including four 

Tough questions were 
tossed at the new moderator in 
the news conference. Some 
were questions that never 
reached the floor in the plen- 
ary election question period. 

When asked for his views on 
the ordination of homosexuals, 
Gwynn stated, "Gays and les- 
bians are children of God and 
deserve our love as they have 
his. That is not the issue. The 
issue is whether to grant 
leadership roles in ordained 
positions. I personally am 
against this, but not simply be- 
cause we consider them sin- 
ners. We are all sinners." 

When questioned about 
abortion, he told the group 
that he had administered a 
hospital and had a great con- 
cern for all human life. He 
mentioned that the only happy 
occasions at hospitals are 

births. He told of the work they 
had done to persuade against 
abortion for convenience or as 
birth control. "But I am for 
responsible choice," he stated 

firmly. "When there can be no 
abortion, those who suffer 
most are the poor, and the un- 
wanted children." 

continued on page 5 

"SJS SOI tUiiVV.^^ 5 " 

Page 2, Tiie Presbyterian News, July 1990 

MacLeod outlines goals for the synod 


To our family in the Synod of the Mid- 

I am pleased to be writing to you as 
moderator of the synod. Ours is a synod 
of considerable diversity. It includes in 
Delaware and on the Eastern Shore of 
Maryland and Virginia some of the 
oldest Presbyterian Churches in this 
country — and here and there some of 
the newest. 

It has a major Scotch-Irish heritage, 
and descendants of the largest colony 
of Highland Scots in colonial America. 
Huguenots, Waldensians, Dutch, 
Lebanese, Welsh, Swiss, Koreans and 
others are a part of this stream. It 
includes the largest number of Black 
Presbyterians of any synod. In its 
bounds is the largest population of Na- 
tive Americans east of the Mississippi, 
although few are Presbyterian. 

Among the 16 synods, it ranks 
second in size. It has provided three of 
the first eight moderators of the 
General Assembly of the reunited 
church — J. Randolph Taylor, Isabel 

Rogers, and Price Gwynn III. 

We have a great synod now, but 
what of the future? 

There are encouraging signs. Mem- 
bership has not been declining here to 
the extent that it has been in the 
denomination as a whole; yet on a per- 
centage basis we are losing ground as 
the general population is growing 
faster. Youth work appears to be reviv- 
ing after some bleak years. There is a 
growing acceptance of women clergy. 
My observation is that the number of 
children commg up for the "children's 
sermon" has increased considerably. 

A moderator cannot work 
singlehandedly, but I will share some 
of my goals and invite you to join me in 
doing what we can: 

(a) To reverse the downward trend 
in giving to synod and to the general 
budget of the General Assembly. We 
are mostly finished with the trauma of 
restructuring the synod, and pretty 
well through the restructuring of most 
of our presbyteries. Support of synod's 
budget underwrites colleges, semi- 
naries, children's homes, retirement 
homes and wide-ranging programs. 

(b) To continue to hack away at the 
thickets of suspicion and mistrust 
which have divided us north and south, 
black and white. There is much reason 
for encouragement already, but we still 
have a way to go. 

(c) To start increasing our member- 
ship. Historically we have grown more 
when we have been founding new con- 


gregations; we need a renewed concern 
for new church development. Former 
General Assembly Moderator Kenneth 
Hall talked about retention; too many 
are moved too easily to the inactive or 
retired roll; too many drift away and do 
not come back. We need fresh ideas to 
deal with this. 

(d) To reassert the value of our 
church colleges. This involves more 
students and more finances. Scholar- 
ship funds in local churches could be a 
part of the answer. 

We had an enjoyable meeting of 
synod in Winston-Salem. The Mas- 
sanetta situation and the budget situa- . 
tion dominated the debate, but there 
were many other significant items. In- 
cluded was an outstanding presenta- 
tion on campus ministry work (some 16 
percent of synod's budget) and a strik- 
ing presentation on ecology and en- 
vironment by the social justice com- 

My greetings to all in the name of 
Christ. May we be united in furthering 
His work in this synod. 

When disaster strikes, what reference books will you take? 

(Editor's Note — Nothing can keep a 
good columnist down. This month 
Anne Treichler writes to us after under- 
going hip surgery. She has since been 
sighted at several synod-related meet- 
ings and appears to be back up to speed, 
tending to the synod council, Massanet- 
ta Springs, and the Presbyterian 


The hospital bed was rapidly becoming 
one of frustration rather than pain. 
The day had begun with a program of 
choral music on NPR. The announcer 
introduced the selection as based on a 
poem of John Donne "To the round 
earth, imagine corners...". The image 
appealed to me, but I could not remem- 


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ber having read it. Was it from the 

Then a son called to wish me Happy 
Mother's Day. He commented that the 
family had given his wife a pot of basil 
for her herb garden. I laughed and said 

"Remember " And I could not 

remember the name of the woman who 
had buried her lover's severed head in 
the pot of basil. Was it from the 
Decameron? And the painting I 
dredged up in my mind's eye. WHOSE? 

Frustration became total as later in 
the day my husband and I tried to 
remember Texas coastal rivers be- 
tween the Colorado and the Trinity so 
that we would know if my niece's new 
house was flooded. I longed for the 
answer — books, maps, art books, dic- 
tionaries, reference books. 

The next morning as the young tech- 
nician took another gallon of blood, we 
discussed ability to quote poetry. She 
knew the first fifty lines or so of the 
Aeneid, but no English poetry. I knew 

Reader's Response 

the first ten lines of the Gallic Wars, 
but even more, as many of us who went 
to school in "olden times", I remem- 
bered most of the hundred lines per 
year that we were required to 
memorize to graduate from high 

A group of my friends has been 
working on a selection project. If you 
could save only ten books from your 
own library at a time of national dis- 
aster, what would you choose? 
Wouldn't "How to Survive. . ." be of more 
value than Shakespeare or the 
Decameron (although the latter has ap- 
peal if one remembers the premise). 
"Healing Herbs and Plants" rather 
than RSV? And no electrical outlets, so 
taking the PC and the complete Britan- 
nica was out. 

The next week grandchildren were 
visiting. Two were in middle school, so 
I tested my theory that under the ten 
book selections most of what makes us 
literate would be lost within a genera- 

tion. Math would survive, if they were 
typical, but neither could recite any 
poetry or knew the story line of any 
"classics". My frustration turned to 

It may not be important in the 
scheme of things to remember that 
Lisabetta watered the pot of basil with 
her tears or that the opening line of the 
sonnet was "at the round earth's im- 
agined corners..." or that a lot of people 
in Texas, and elsewhere, are idiotic 
enough to build on flood plains despite 
Biblical admonition. But when dis- 
aster strikes, please take as one of your 
ten books a volume that preserves our 
cultural history, our religious history, 
our literature — whatever can be 
passed along to coming generations 
through memory and living tradition. 

(Yes, I finally remembered that 
Keats used the story from the 
Decameron as the basis for Isabella or 
the Pot of Basil. Does anyone remem- 
ber the artist?) 

We are responsible for the consequences 

Editor's Note — The article mentioned 
did not appear in all editions. It was 
from the Shenandoah Presbytery News 
and was used on page 12 of editions 
sent to National Capital, The James, 
The Peaks, Coastal Carolina and 
Abingdon presbyteries. 

The article, "This IS our Father's 
world," in the May issue of The Pres- 
byterian News troubles me. The 
author states: "Individuals do not and 
probably cannot calculate the long- 
term harmful consequences of their 
personal choices, when joined to the 
sum of all choices of everyone who lives 
on the earth." The author leaves this 
statement hanging. What is the point? 
It seems to be an argument for doing 
nothing. It is not necessary for every 
individual to compute the sum of all 
actions by all people. It is sufficient to 
know that if we continue to harm the 
environment — "our Father's world" — 
it will ultimately be unable to support 

Contrary to the view taken by the 
article, it is vitally necessary for every 
individual to take personal respon- 
sibility for the consequences of choices. 
Again, contrary to the article, it is pos- 
sible to understand the consequences 
of our choices; what is in short supply 
is the will to be personally responsible 

for choices, to take seriously our charge 
from God to till and keep the garden — 
"our Father's world." 

I am completely baffled by the state- 
ment: "We who are followers of Jesus 
Christ should rejoice and celebrate 
that we should be so wisely governed 
as to protect the future welfare of our 
children from the cumulative effect of 
our personal greed and wasteful 
habits." I know that I have not ex- 
perienced any such wise government, 
especially concerning environmental 
matters. Wise government will not 
save us from the consequence of the 
environmental folly of western in- 
dustrial civilization. Democratic 
governments do not lead, by definition 
they follow the people or they are 
replaced. So the responsibility to lead 
falls to the people — especially those 
who are followers of Christ, since they 
are responsible not only to their fellow 
citizens but to God. 

I can certainly agree with the author 
that "We are in need of great 
humility..."; however, to focus on an 
"...environmental crisis in parts of the 
Third World..." without any mention of 
the first world's environmental crisis 
or the first world's massive contribu- 
tion to the third world's crisis is dis- 
turbing. The first world's environmen- 
tal crisis is of such proportions that 

"our Father's world" is seriously 
threatened without considering the 
third world. Further, if the environ- 
mental destruction in the third world 
due to first world exploitation is 
charged to the first world, as it clearly 
should be, there is virtually no third 
world contribution to the global en- 
vironmental crisis. 

Except for the last sentence, the en- 
tire article denies individual respon- 
sibility. Saying that the individual 
can't know, that we must depend on 
"wise and informed men and women", 
that we must admit ignorance, is 
pleading that we are not responsible 
and can't be, and that there is nothing 
we can do. This is untrue and counter 
productive. We are charged by God to 
be responsible, and we must accept the 
responsibility. We must be the "wise 
and informed men and women" who do 
understand the consequences of our 
choices and help others to under- 
stand. We must be those who keep and 
heal the Creation, for indeed, as the 
author rightly says in the end, "This is 
our Father's World. And don't think 
He will not hold us accountable for the 
way we treat it!" 

J. Wayne Ruddock 
Baldwin, Md. 

The Presbyterian News, July 1990, Page 3 

It's time to put the past behind us and move forward 

Editor's Note — The following Charge to 
the Synod, and Davis Yeuell's Charge 
to the Executive, below, were delivered 
during the Service of Installation for 
Carroll Jenkins on June 22, 1990 at 
First Presbyterian Church in Winston- 
Salem, N.C. 

Sjmod Moderator 

You will remember the sad story of the 
death of King David's son — how he fell 
very sick. Lying there, feverish and 
appearing to grow worse, he seemed so 
small and helpless. His father felt a 
like helplessness. 

And David besought God for the 
child; and David fasted and went in 
and lay upon the earth. ..[he would not 
be comforted]... and it came to pass on 
the seventh day that the child died. And 
the servants feared to tell him that the 
child was dead [so distraught was he], 
but David perceived that the child was 
dead. There were whisperings, little 
stirrings. [And he said] "Is the child 
dead?" And they said: "He is dead." 

We have been through such trauma 
and few of us were without anxieties as 
our former synods passed away. 
Change does not come easily or readily 
for any of us. Perhaps we in North 

Carolina balked more than others, but 
it was true of all of us. We prayed and 
fasted; we resisted the changes; we 
neglected the ongoing life of the 
church; we were so preoccupied. 

The level of mistrust and suspicion 
(looking back on it) was both unseemly 
and incredible. Some feared the 
strength of the new synod, and some 
feared its weakness. Some in North 
Carolina feared for beloved institu- 
tions. Some in Piedmont feared that 
power, at one time seeming to be in 
jeopardy when Catawba merged with 
Chesapeake, would be in worse jeopar- 
dy again. 

All of us feared the dilution of the 
perspective of people of our point of 
view; of UP and US streams; of three 
vastly different operating styles, and 
there were three distinct styles in the 
three synods (not just US and UP). We 
delayed. We said foolish, unkind and 
intemperate things. May God forgive 

And then it happened. The former 
synods died. We have not yet moved 
with the alacrity of David. But it is time 
we did so! For note what he did. 

He stopped dwelling on the past. 
Even his servants were astonished — 
but he did it. He bathed and put on 
fresh clothes. He worshipped God. 

The Rev. Carroll Jenkins and his wife Nancy are congratulated by well 
wishers after his Service of Installation at First Presbyterian Church of 
Winston-Salem, N.C. on June 22. 

The Charge to the Synod Executive 

By Davis Yeuell 

Former Moderator, Synod of the Virginias 

According to the Apostle Paul in his 
first letter to the church at Corinth 
there are those who have been set aside 
to serve as "administrators," or those 
with the "ability to help others," having 
the "power to guide them." 

The exercise of the gift of ad- 
ministration is critical to the well being 
of the church and effectiveness of the 
Church's mission. Today we think of 
John Calvin as a theologian and bibli- 
cal scholar, but to his contemporaries 
in Geneva he was probably as visible in 
his work as an organizer and ad- 
ministrator as he was as preacher. 

The Scot's Confession of 1500 to 
which John Knox contributed was es- 
sentially a manual for the reorganiza- 
tion of the church in Scotland. Knox, 
too, was an administrator as much as 
he was a preacher and teacher. 

Carroll, now as then, we need people 
called to the office of administration, to 
see the office of synod executive as one 
through which the church's organiza- 
tional life is served and guided. 

To be an administrator, helper; or- 
ganizer in the Church is to assume 
responsibility for the care and shaping 

of the Church's structures and proces- 
ses. In the Apostle's list of functions, 
the word for administrator, helper or 
organizer comes immediately after the 
word for healer suggesting that you 
exercise a concern for the health of the 

You well know some of the ways that 
the vitality of the Church — its health — 
may be enhanced: 

the free flow of information in the 
synod assembly, its council, commit- 
tees and among staff; 

clarity in the processes of decision 
making based in your ability to frame 
issues and line out implications; 

the application of available resour- 
ces, personal and financial, to the im- 
plementation of the mission respon- 
sibilities of the synod. 

I charge you to care for the Synod of 
the Mid-Atlantic, to shape its organiza- 
tion and assist in its processes. Your 
reward will be twofold: the thanks of 
those persons who find in the volunteer 
ministries satisfaction in serving; and 
the realization that from time to time 
persons will find an outlet for their 
faithfulness and ways to respond to 
what the Spirit is calling forth from the 
church in this time. 

Love and peace be with you, brother. 

Then he ate a good meal (it was not 
until this time that they got up the 
nerve to ask him was happening in his 
mind and heart and soul). And he 

"While the child was yet living, I 
fasted and wept: for I said Who 
knoweth whether the Lord will not be 
gracious unto me. But now he is dead. 
Wherefore should I fast? Can I bring 
him back again?" 

So he ate, and after dinner he made 
love with his wife. And in a short while, 
he went out and fought a war (the sport 
of kings) and he won it. It was not the 
last war he would ever fight, but it gave 
him and the people hope and con- 

Now hear this... 

The former synods are dead. Look- 
ing back, they had their faults as well 
as their virtues, but we loved them. 
Even so, this is not the time to look 
back. That will come when time has 
softened the edges. 

We are now in a new era. Now is the 
time to look forward. David washed 
and dressed, so dress yourself for a,new 
day. Wash the redness from your eyes. 
It's time for work!! We have been a 
little slow in the Mid-Atlantic getting 
down to it. 

David first, and now we, need to 

spend some time in worship — time for 
blessing and not cursing. Time for 
repentance and godly sorrow and 
rededication. David made love with his 
wife — time for the renewal of relation- 
ships which have languished; time for 
normal life and normal relationships. 
And then out to battle! (a figure which 
falls heavily on our peacemaking 
mindset, but no other expresses it so 

The current enemy is a monstrous 
shortfall of money — and we under- 
stand the restructuring of presbyteries 
which has contributed to this. But that, 
too, is passing. There will be other 
enemies in years to come, but this is 
today's "clear and present danger." 

The time is now — NOW — to go back 
to your sessions and your presbyteries 
with the word — the financial word— 
which is not just the word of need, but 
the word of opportunity. Let us not put 
a straitjacket on the arms of our oppor- 
tunities. The word to take back is: 

The synod is on the go! The synod is 
on the march again! There is a new 
leader and a new staff in the forward 
tent, and we are out for new victories by 
the grace of God!!! 

I trust that to this the people of God 
may say, "Amen!" 

Synod executive suggests 
cooperation and positive attitude as 
solutions for problems of the church 

In his report to the 204th Synod As- 
sembly, Synod Executive Carroll 
Jenkins suggested cooperation and a 
positive attitude as solutions to some 
of the problems affecting the church 

He started his report with a list of 
the problems: decreasing financial 
support for church governing bodies, 
historical and cultural differences be- 
tween regions, division along 
liberalXconservative lines, declining 
membership, diversity within new 
synod boundaries, and a new genera- 
tion of Presbyterians who are not Pres- 
byterian by birth. 

In the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic, if 
the current trend is not reversed, 
giving to synod's mission programs 
this year will be down by $1 million 
since 1987. 

Unsure about the higher levels of 
the church, more congregations are 
keeping their money closer to home. 

"Presbyterians like to debate and 
develop hypotheses about the great is- 
sues," said Jenkins. "Today we discuss 
the two-church church. One is the con- 
gregation and the second is the govern- 
ing bodies. The local church is more 
homogeneous, while the governing 
body church is more diverse and in- 
clusive. The two churches are seen as 
being separate, and yet having shared 
commitments that are seen from dif- 
ferent perspectives." 

"The lack of connection promotes a 
lack of support by congregations for the 
higher bodies," he added. 

Jenkins said, however, we do have 
the knowledge to solve some of our 
problems already. We just need to 
learn to use that knowledge. 

He said we are all a part of the body 
of Christ with Christ at the head. He is 
not an elected president, a chief execu- 
tive officer or "the manager of a com- 
munity of fear which we join because 
we are afraid of the future or death. 
Christ is the head of the church. Christ 
gives substance to the whole body; 
without Christ there is no body." 

"No one of us is the body alone, it is 
all of us together, the diverse com- 
munity created by God to witness to 
the loving God that we serve." 

"We've got to begin to look at how we 
might trust each other. Each of us has 

a unique ministry that God has called 
us to fulfill," he said. "We need to build 
each other up instead of tearing each 
other down." 

Jenkins suggested how this could be 

"We need to think about our at- 
titudes. God gave each of us a small 
piece of the revelation. If we can ever 
figure out how to put all those pieces 
together, like a great mosaic, we'll have 
a priceless piece of work," he said. 

We need to seek the positive side of 
all situations," he said. "The differen- 
ces that we share could be good, and 
could be a source of strength if we allow 
God's spirit to work within us." 

We need to develop our skills of 
sharing, caring, supporting, nurturing, 
serving and ministering. "They don't 
come naturally," he said. "We have to 
develop those skills like we learn how 
to read and write. God gives us the 
opportunity, but we have to develop 
those skills." 

We also need to think about the 
spirit that brings us together. 

"The spirit from God is not disrup- 
tive nor divisive, it is calming and col- 

"While there are disruptive and 
divisive spirits in the church today, 
there are others that are calming and 
collective," said Jenkins. "It seems to 
me we need to identify those spirits and 
latch on to them. Christian behavior 
for us needs to be a calming habit." 

"These are challenging times, this is 
a challenging area, and we have a lot 
of challenging people." 

"God provides ample resources for 
the challenge, both in people and 
material. The question becomes Are we 
prepared to serve, to care, and to share 
in our communities, in the region, in the 
nation, and in the world?" 

"My hope is that as we continue to 
explore what it means to be the com- 
munity of believers in the Synod of the 
Mid-Atlantic, our commitment will be 
to continue to find ways to lift each 
other up, to share with each other, to 
care about each other, to trust each 
other and to support each other." 

"Our effectiveness will be viewed 
through how we are able to iovi> each 
other," he concluded. 


Iff PresbyterianFamily Ministries 

Barium Springs Home for Children 

Vol. VII, No. 6 

July 1990 

Lisa S. Crater, Editor 

Support group offers hope, 
help to Barium's families 

Troubled families often feel 
singled out... like they are the 
only ones who have ever had 
problems. Parents feel alone in 
their struggle to get help. They 
feel that they have no one to 
talk to who would under- 
stand... who has gone through 
the same thing. 

In order to help the families 
they serve, the Pre-Adolescent 
and Adolescent Centers have 
begun a Family Support 
Group which meets one Sun- 
day evening a month at the 

The main purpose of this 
group is to help our families 
see that others have similar 
problems... that they are not 
alone. It gives them someone 
to talk to who might be able to 
offer support through ex- 

Each month a staff member 
volunteers to lead the group in 
a discussion of a topic chosen 
either by someone in the group 
or by the staff. These topics 
vary from "how it makes you 
feel when you have to put a 
child in care" to "stress 
management" to "the basic 
needs of a family." Handouts 
are distributed on subjects 
that families have expressed 
an interest in, and staff some- 
times do skits or presentations 
to demonstrate how children 
are helped in the center's pro- 

A few times a year these 
meetings are purely social, 

Homecoming 1990 
August 4 & 5 

Come and help us prepare 
for the Home's 
Centennial in 1991 ! 

Looking forward to seeing 

Bette Kendrick 
Alumni Association 

Slide show 

The 12-minute Barium Springs 
Home for Children slide-show is 
available to church groups, or 
other interested groups, on re- 

A member of the staff will glad- 
ly come to your church or or- 
ganization to discuss the Home's 
activities and answer any ques- 

Call Reade Baker, Director of 
Development, at 704/872-4157 to 
schedule a presentation at your 
Sunday night suppers, meetings 
of the Men's and Women's church 
groups, Sunday School classes, 
etc. You need to see this ministry 
i n action to fully understand how 
y= u support changes the Uves of 
children aryd iamilies. 

such as a pool party or 
Christmas party. This gives 
the families a chance to get to 
know each other better in a 
relaxed setting. Other times 
the meetings are purely infor- 
mational, with a guest speaker 
to address a certain topic con- 
cerning family issues. 

But for the most part, these 
meetings give parents a place 
where they can speak out, ask 
questions, agree or disagree on 
issues concerning their 
children and families. 
Whether the topic be drugs, 


Mr. Marley Sigmon, Class 
of 1938, died on March 21, 
1990 in Forest City, N.C. Mr. 
Sigmon's brother, Arthur Sig- 
mon of Troutman, notified the 
Home of Marley's death. 

Mrs. Janie Memory 
Thaggard, House mother of 
Stowe's Baby Cottage from the 
early 1950's to the early 
1960's, died on April 12, 1990 
at the Masonic-Eastern Star 
Home in Greensboro. 

Her daughter. Amy Thag- 
gard Povirk, wrote the Home 
of her mother's death and said 
"she was devoted to 'her 
children' and I'm sure some 
will remember her." 

Mr. James S. Elliott, who 
lived at the Home in the 
1930's, died on April 13, 1990 
in Graham, N.C. He was 77. 

Mr. Elliott had three 
brothers, John, Fred and Al- 
bert, and a sister, Hannah. His 
daughter informed the Home 
of his death. 

Former Executive Direc- 
tor Nat K. Reiney (1966- 
1976) was married on June 23, 
1990 to Annette Quarles. The 
ceremony took place at Ros- 
well Presbyterian Church, 
where both are members. 
Their address is: 200 Jade 
Cove Road, Roswell, GA 

school, employment, stress, 
finances, girls with purple hair 
or boys with earrings, it gives 
parents someone to talk to who 
has been through or is going 
through the same problems. 

So far the group has been a 
big success. It is growing in 
size and now includes families 
of children on the waiting list, 
if they desire to participate. 

In June the group planned 
their July meeting, which will 
be a family picnic and pool 

it seems 

Earle Frazier, ACSW 
Executive Director 

"It costs more to board a 100- 
pound dog monthly in some 
locations than what the state 
is walling to pay a foster family 
to care for a foster child for the 
same time. In Montgomery, 
Alabama it costs $240 per 
month to board a dog. The 
state pays foster families $81 
per month for a one-year-old; 
$202 for a nine-year-old and 
$213 for a 16-year-old." 

From testimony by Brenda 
Russell Nordlinger to the 
Ways and Means Subcommit- 

tee on Human Resources. 

In North Carolina the state 
foster family board rate is $250 
per month. To board a 100- 
pound dog in Statesville costs 
from $240 - $270 per month, 
depending on the kennel 

Staff receive NCCCA scholarships; 
will further studies to help families 

The North Carolina Child 
Care Association (NCCCA) 
awarded scholarships to four 
employees of the Adolescent 
Center this year. 

The scholarship funds are a 
part of the annual consult- 
ation and training grant, 
which is awarded to the 
NCCCA by the Duke Endow- 
ment for disbursement to 
NCCCA full-member agencies 
in North Carolina, and the 
Duke Endowment-assisted 
agencies in South Carolina. 

The four employees are all 
furthering their graduate 
studies in order to enhance 
their value to the children and 
families they work with, and 
their commitment to their 

Joyce Shepard, who 

teaches the science courses at 
the Adolescent Center School, 
is working on her certification 
in science, and toward a 
master's in administra- 
tion/education through 
Gardner-Webb. She has been 
teacher for Goodman Cottage 
since November of 1987. 

Deborah Pittman, also at 
the Adolescent Center School, 
is working toward a master's 
of arts in teaching, with a con- 
centration in learning dis- 

The four employees awarded NCCCA scholarships for 
graduate studies were: (front row, L to R) Joyce Shepard, 
Deborah Pittman, (second row) Angela Wallace and 
Deborah Ramseur. 

abilities. She is attending 
Salem College in Winston- 
Salem, and is teacher for 
Caldwell Cottage. This is the 
second year she has received 
scholarship assistance from 
the NCCCA. 

Deborah Ramseur is 
working toward a master's in 
education at Salem College. 
She came to the Adolescent 
Center as a child care worker 
in Goodman Cottage in 1985, 
and then moved to the teach- 
ing position with Grannis Cot- 

Angela Wallace, social 

worker at Caldwell Cottage, is 
working toward her master's 
in business administration 
through an Appalachian State 
University satellite program 
at Winston-Salem State Col- 

She came to the Adolescent 
Center as a teacher in Sullivan 
Cottage in 1985, before 
moving to her present posi- 

The NCCCA pays 75 per- 
cent of a scholarship awarded 
to an individual, while the 
agency of the recipient pays 
the remaining 25 percent. 

Boss of the Year 

FCDC Director Fran Oliver, left, was chosen Boss of the 
Year by the Ford Dobb's Chapter of the American Busi- 
ness Women's Association this past month. She is shown 
here with Jane McDaniels, cook for the FCDC, who 
nominated her. 

In Memory— In Honor 

Barium Springs Home for Children 


Address . 


My gift of $ 

I wish to Honor 

Name of Honoree or Deceased 

is enclosed 


On the occasion of 

Date of death if apphcable. 

Survivor to notify 


Relationship of survivor to honoree. 

Mail to: P.O. Box 1, Barium Springs, NC 28010 

The Presbyterian News, July 1990 P- z r 

Giving slump endangers ministries 

Outgoing Synod Council Chair Ed VanNordheim and his 
successor, Calvine Battle, share a laugh after the June 21 
council meeting in Winston-Salem, N.C. 

MacLeod, Clark and Battle 
elected to synod leadership 

Dr. John D. MacLeod of 
Raleigh, N.C. was elected 
moderator and the Rev. Nancy 
Clark of Washington, D.C. was 
elected vice moderator of the 
204th Synod Assembly here 
June 22-23. 

Also, as a part of the annual 
change of command, Calvine 
Battle of Richmond, Va. was 
elected chair of the synod 

MacLeod succeeds Dr. 
Christine Darden of Hampton, 
Va. and Battle follows Ed Van- 
Nordheim of Wilmington, N.C. 
as council chair. 

MacLeod is familiar to 
many in the synod. Prior to 
retirement in December 1988, 
he was administrator of the, 
Raleigh office of the new 
synod. From 1981 to 1987 he 
was executive of the former 
Synod of North Carolina. 

He has served as a pres- 

bytery executive in Virginia 
and Florida and as a pastor in 
North Carolina, Virginia and 
West Virginia. 

In 1987 he was nominated 
for moderator of the General 
Assembly of the PCUSA. 

MacLeod holds a doctorate 
and two master's degrees from 
Union Theological Seminary 
in Virginia, and a bachelor's 
degree from Davidson College. 
He serves on the board of the 
North Carolina Presbyterian 
Historical Society. 

He and his wife, Helen 
"Coppie" Boggs MacLeod, 
have two daughters, two sons, 
five grandsons and one grand- 

Clark, a former moderator 
of the Synod of the Virginias, 
is on the interim staff at Na- 
tional Capital Presbytery. She 
also is a new member of the 
Massanetta Springs Board of 

continued from page 1 

then. "We didn't know until 
April this year," she added. 

Synod Associate Executive 
for Finance Joe Pickard said 
an adjusted 1991 budget 
should be acted upon by the 
synod council in the fall. The 
presbyteries, in turn, will be 
asked to affirm their giving to 
synod in January 1 991 . 

Bill Kercheval, commis- 
sioner from National Capital 
Presbytery, asked the assem- 
bly to consider the magnitude 
of the budget problem. Noting 
the difference between adjus- 
tified unified giving for 1990 — 
$1.6 million — and projected 
unified giving for 1991— $2.4 
million — he said "we are 
slightly more than $800,000 
out of (balance). There seems 
to have been a significant drop 
in revenues. Where has the 
money gone?" 

Aalfs recommended that 
the commissioners look at 
their budget information and 
check on their presbyteries' 

As for the cuts, she noted 
several. Institutions and care 
agencies' funds were cut ac- 
cording to their percentage of 
the total amount available for 
mission. These percentages 
were established through the 
Articles of Agreement for the 
creation of the new synod. 

The Social Justice Commit- 
tee, which also made a special 

presentation to the assembly, 
had to cut disaster prepared- 
ness and legal aid programs. 
Social Justice Chair Randall 
Boggs said proposed new 
programming was impossible 
under the current budget 

A part of the proposed 1991 
budget that caused concern is 
the $538,042 in mission 
revenue listed as "uncom- 
mitted unified giving" for 
which there is no guaranteed 
source. "This scares me. It's 
blue sky," said Tiemann, who 
is also on the staff of Charlotte 

"I'm concerned about 
budgeting unfinanced require- 
ments," said Tim Williams, 
commissioner from the Pres- 
bytery of the James. "We used 
that approach and it created 
for us a great deal of turmoil." 
Synod Executive Carroll 
Jenkins said the synod is in a 
tough position. "Unless the 
presbyteries begin to support 
the mission budget of the 
synod with a much larger al- 
location of funds, we will be at 
point where the percentages 
mandated in the Articles of 
Agreement cannot be 
honored," said Jenkins. "We 
are presently at a point where 
60 percent of the dollars are 
already committed." 

"If these dollars do not begin 
to come in next year," he 
added, "we are talking about 
eliminating campus mini- 

stries one by one, and other 
areas, because the areas not 
protected by the Articles of 
Agreement are not large 
enough to survive the decrease 
in dollars." 

Giving to the synod mission 
program is almost $1 million 
less than in 1987, the year the 
synod was created from three 
former synods. "The hope was 
that we were going to be able 
to sustain giving at that level 
and support all of our mis- 
sions," said Jenkins. "No one 
anticipated that there would 
be this kind of response." 

"Unless we begin to talk 
about how we strengthen our 
giving and support for mission 
in the synod, we are at a point 
where institutions are going to 
have to cut back, individual 
ministries are going to have to 
be eliminated, and other areas 
of funding will have to be cut," 
he added. 

Edward Newberry, commis- 
sioner from Charlotte Pres- 
bytery, asked whether the 
presbyteries do not have the 
money to give to synod mission 
or they just don't want to share 
it with synod. 

"Maybe some of each," said 
Aalfs. She noted the general 
trend toward keeping more 
dollars in the local church and 
not giving as much to pres- 
b3i;ery, synod and General As- 
sembly. "I think presbyteries 
are having as hard a time, per- 
haps, as we are." 

Gwynn: "Naturally we are going to have disagreements" 

continued from page 1 

When asked about division 
in the church, he said, "We 
have staked ourselves out as 
the kind of church that is 
working, worshipping, wit- 

Massanetta's future still in doubt 

continued from page I 

Springs operations manager 
Hal Finlayson was again given 
the privilege of the floor and 
spoke mostly in support of the 
current board of trustees. As a 
member of the Friends of Mas- 
sanetta, the relationship has 
not always been so cordial. 

"The Friends of Massanetta 
stand fully behind Dr Smith 
and the board of Massanetta 
Springs " he said, "We're very 
pleased with the progress that 
they are making and we want 
to offer them every assistance 
that we can." 

Finlayson said Massanetta 
has traditionally been a "host- 
ing" center and not a 
"programming" center. He 
called for a "spartan" staff of 
competent, caring Christian 

He did not challenge the 
board's spending policies, but 
said he had suggestions he 
would make to the board. "We 
are distressed the money 
(from the synod loan* will run 
out in September "he said, but 
added "We don't think it's 
being wasted." 

Finlayson urged the board 
to "look to our own people for 
the consulting work" and save 
money. Smith agreed to a 
point. Some Presbyterians 
have already provided valu- 
able assistance to the board. 

Personally, however, she said 
there is also a need for experts 
who are non-biased regarding 
Massanetta, persons without 
ties to the conference center or 
other institutions. 

Pat Lovelace, commissioner 
from Shenandoah Presbytery 
and chaplain at Mary Baldwin 
College, said the main thing to 
study is Presbyterians and 
whether they will provide the 
support to make Massanetta 
attractive to guests. 

"Compared to what we are 
offering at Mary Baldwin in 
the summer, it (Massanetta ) is 
pitiful," she said. 

While speaking for the mo- 
tion, commissioner Frank Pat- 
terson of Eastern Virginia 
Presbytery concluded his 
remarks by saying the as- 
sembly should "authorize 
whatever's necessary to con- 
clude this study at the earliest 
possible time, so we can stop 
pouring money into a dream.'" 

nessing and serving together. 
We are inclusive and pluralis- 
tic. So naturally we are going 
to have disagreements. We 
need to learn to have produc- 
tive dissent rather than nega- 
tive dissension. The basic 
theology of the incarnation 
and the resurrection of Christ 
need to be our strong sense of 

The new moderator also ad- 

mitted that he likes to hike 
through the woods, read, and 
play golf — things he probably 
won't have time to do in the 
near future. 

His wife, Katherine, sat 
with him at the press con- 
ference. They have three sons, 
one of whom is Price Gw^n 
rV. Price Gwynn and Price 
Gwynn Jr. were both Pres- 
byterian pastors. 

Want Help in Growing SDiritually? 

Want to learn more about your spirituality and how it can help your witness and 
service to Jesus Christ in the world? 
Come join us in exploring new ways of: 

"Shaping and Sustaining our Spiritual Journeys" 
at the 
Women's Conference 
August 12-18. 1990 
Montreal Conference Center, Montreal, N.C. 

Marjory Bankson 
Bible Leader 

Came Washington 
Platform Speaker 

Clarice Martin 
Platform Speaker 

Kathy and Juan Trevint. 
Music Leaders 

For a detailed conference brochure, return the form below to Montreal 
Conference Center, Dept. W, P.O. Box 969, Montreal, NC, 28757. Registration 
fees increase after July 13. 

Please send me 

Women's Conference brochures. 


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"ITze Presbyterian Presence: 
The Twentieth Century Experience 
(Results from a Major Study)" 

— Keynote Addresses — 
Dorothy Bass, Professor of Church History 

Chicago Theological Seminary 
Craig Dykstra, Vice President for Religion 
Lilly Endowment, Inc. 

This conterence draws conclusions from the research study "The Pres- 
byterian Church (U.S.A.): A Case Study in Mainstream American Protes- 
tantism in the Twentieth Century," concerning the future of the Presby- 
terian Church (U.S.A.). Discussion will focus on issues of congrega- 
tional vitality, membership trends, leadership, theological develop- 
ments, and organizational changes. 

Dates: Friday, October 12, noon through 

Sunday, October 14, 2:00 p.m. 
Tuition: $200, including meals. 

Registration is limited. 
For further information, contact the Rev. Barbara Tesorero 
Director, Continuing and Lay Education 
1044 Alta Vista Road, Louisville, KY 40205-1798 
(502) 895-3411 

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GARY, N.C— Glenaire, a con- 
tinuing care retirement com- 
munity being developed here, 
began accepting applications 
for admission on April 2. 
Within five days, 21 of 
Glenaire's residential units 
had already been reserved. 

"We are off to a great start," 
said Samuel M. Stone, director 
of development for Glenaire. 
"Initial response to our 
marketing effort has been 
even stronger than we had an- 

Glenaire will be built on a 
28-acre site on Kildaire Farm 
Road near downtown Gary. 
The first phase of construc- 
tion, which will begin early 
next year, will include 144 
residential units. Prospective 
residents have the option of 
reserving studio, one-bedroom 
or two-bedroom apartments, 
or two bedroom duplex cot- 
tages. These will be available 
for occupancy early in 1992. 

Phase one of the $23 million 
project will include construc- 
tion of a central community 
building and a 40-bed health 
center. The community build- 
ing will house a communal 
dining room, social and recrea- 
tion rooms, a library, con- 
venience store and post office. 

Residents must be at least 
65 years old to move to 

Figuring out a future for Massanetta Springs is not an 
easy task. Roy Martin, one of the newest board members, 
questions a financial report during a recent meeting at 
the synod office. 

Montreat to host Women's 
Conference, Aug. 12-18 

women of the Presbyterian 
Ghurch are invited to learn 
more about "Shaping and Sus- 
taining Their Spiritual Jour- 
neys" at the annual Women's 
Gonference, August 12-18, at 
Montreat Gonference Genter. 

According to Sylvia Wash- 
er, conference director from 
Houston, Texas, the program 
will help women explore new 
dimensions of their spirit- 
uality and learn more about 
how it can help their witness 
and service to Jesus Ghrist in 


Friday, September 14 - Saturday, September 15, 1990 

Leader: Ginny Holdemess 
Concord, North Carolina 

A workshop on effective youth ministry: 

• lay leadership 

• issues affectmg youth 

• a team approach 


3401 Brook Road, Richmond, Virginia 23227 

the world. There are also par- 
ticular workshops designed 
especially for those interested 
in Presbyterian Women's 

Gonference leadership in- 
cludes Marjory Bankson, 
Alexandria, Va., Bible leader; 
Carrie Washington, New- 
ark, N.J., and Clarice Mar- 
tin, Princeton, N.J., platform 
speakers; and Kathy and 
Juan Trevino, Palestine, 
Texas, music leaders. 

The conference schedule in- 
cludes 21 seminars and 
workshops that will help par- 
ticipants shape their 
spirituality through study, 
learning and reflection. Morn- 
ing activities focus on Bible 
study and music, including 
Harriet Larsen's perfor- 
mance of "Lazarus," a one- 
woman musical drama. 

Evening worship, followed 
by a number of special events, 
highlights each day's 

Registration for the con- 
ference is $96 per person. The 
fee increases after July 13. 

For more information and a 
detailed brochure, fill out the 
request form on page 5 in this 

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J. Ame Brolin, the first president of the Synod Men's 
Council, died June 9 at Sandhill Hospice in Pinehurst, N.C. from 
the effects of liver cancer. Despite his poor health, Brolin stayed 
active to the end. In early January he completed the Manual for 
Men's Work, which has received widespread distribution 
throughout the synod. 

A memorial service was held June 16 at Community Pres- 
byterian Church in Pinehurst. His family requests that dona- 
tions be made to the Sandhill Hospice. 

Eight more young Presbyterians have received certificates 
and monetary awards for reciting the Catechism for Young 
Children. The synod's Catechism Fund, established by the late 
W. H. Belk, provides recognition to boys and girls 15 and 
younger who recite either the Catechism for Young Children or 
the Shorter Catechism. 

They are: 

From Sardis Presbyterian Church, Linden, N.C. — James W. 
Ennis III, Susan deAngelis Tew, and William E. Tew III; 

From Trinity Presbyterian Chruch, Laurinburg, N.C. — 
Amanda Terrell and Jessica Breeden; 

From First Presbjrterian Church, Monroe, N.C. — ^Lauren W. 
Hargett and Sarah C. Hargett; and 

From First Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, N.C. — ^Lillian 
Duer Smith. 

Stephen Darr, coordinator of Community College Mini- 
stries in Blacksburg, Va. has written an article for the 
July/August issue of Presbyterian Survey. "Call It Peacework" 
is about young people from the U.S. and U.S.S.R. who ex- 
perience a "dazzling mixture" of people and politics and of grief 
and joy in Nicaragua. Darr serves 10 colleges in southwestern 
and central Virginia for six denominations, including the 

Dr. E. P. Sanders, who will become professor of religious 
studies at Duke University in Durham, N.C, is the 1990 
recipient of the Louisville Gawemeyer Award in Religion, 
presented jointly by the Louisville Presbjrterian Theological 
Seminary and the University of Louisville. Dr. Sanders is 
presently on the faculty of Oxford University. The award is one 
of four $150,000 prizes created by retired Louisville investor 
Charles Grawemeyer. 

The Downtown Richmond Rotary Club honored Heath K. 
Rada, president of the Presbj^erian School of Christian Educa- 
tion, by making him a Paul Harris Fellow and donating $1 ,000 
in his name to the Rotary Foundation. The fellowship is named 
for the founder of Rotary International. The honor was bestowed 
on Rada for his personal contributions and leadership to the 
community and the club. 

In last month's report on Jean Mary Hill Cooley's appoint- 
ment to the staff at Union Theological Seminary it was incor- 
rectly stated that her husband, the Rev. William G. Cooley was 
interim pastor of All Soul's Church in Richmond. He is, in fact, 
the pastor. 

Goodman to represent synod 
in women's Australian exchange 

As part of the World Council of 
Churches Ecumenical Decade 
of Churches in Solidarity with 
Women, the Presbyterian 
Women are sponsoring an ex- 
change with the women of the 
Uniting Church of Australia. 

Twenty-eight women from 
around the United States will 
travel to Australia from Oct. 
17 to Nov. 13. The group will 
travel throughout Australia 
sharing mutual concerns and 
studying issues as to discover 
how they impact our struggle 
for peace, justice and the in- 
tegrity of creation. 

The Synod of the Mid-At- 
lantic will be represented by 
Katheryne L. Goodman, as- 
sociate executive for program 
and hunger action enabler in 
Shenandoah Presbytery. 

Through the planning and 
execution of mutual study and 
personal encounter the leader- 
ship and visibility of women in 
the church will be affected 
which could lead our churches 
to intentional action of 
solidarity with women. 

The group will focus on: 

*Women's participation in 
church and community life 

*Women's perspectives and 
commitments to justice and 
peace and the integrity of crea- 

*Women doing theology 
and sharing spirituality. They 
will explore and study the 
political, social and economic 
structures that impact issues 
and persons in church and 
society such as: health, hous- 
ing, economic injustice, pover- 
ty of women and children, 
denial of indigenous people's 
right to land, the aging and 

Each participant has com- 
mitted herself to two years of 
itineration upon returning. 
Each participant is expected 
to raise $4,000 to fund their 
activities. Financial gifts in 
support of this important ven- 
ture as well as requests for 
inclusion in the calendar of 
Ms. Goodman upon her return 
should be addressed to her at 
Shenandoah Presbytery, P. O. 
Box 1214, Harrisonburg, VA 

The Presbyterian News, tTulylSIH), I age / 

CoCCege 9ltws briefs 

Johnson C. Smith 

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Trustee 
and 1930 graduate Dr. Mat- 
thew J. Whitehead, 82, died 
May 18. A memorial service 
was held 
May 25 in 
the Univer- 
s i t y 
from JCSU 
he went on 
to a distin- 
g u i s h e d 
career in 

higher education, serving as 
president of Miner Teachers' 
College (now part of the 
University of the District of 
Columbia) from 1953 to 1955 
and then as dean of the UDC 
graduate division. 

He chaired the JCSU board 
of trustees from 1974 to 1985. 

Dr. Whitehead earned his 
Ph.D. in college administra- 
tion from New York Univer- 
sity. He was a lifelong member 
of the Presbyterian church and 
taught Sunday school and was 
an elder at the Church of the 

Mrs. Ethel W. Hawkins 
has been named the JCSU Dis- 
tinguished Alumnus for 1990. 

received a 
degree in 
history and 
from JCSU 
in 1936 

iT^' VI^Hfllk after first 
Bfcj^^ S^P^^^ graduating 
Wmx^^^^ from Bar- 
BMBHHBl. ber-Scotia 
Junior College. She taught in 
North Carolina for 34 years. In 
1952 she married the Rev. 
William A. Hawkins of 
Cleveland, N.C. He pastored 
several Presbyterian churches 
in the Statesville area before 
his death in 1957. 

Mrs. Hawkins continued to 
generously support the chur- 
ches he served and has con- 
tributed more than $100,000 
to church development, educa- 
tional programs and mission 
programs for the purpose of 
providing opportunities for 
young people. 

Over the years her leader- 
ship has led to the building of 
churches in North Carolina 
and Arkansas. 

She is still active in her 
hometown of Pine Bluff, Ark. 
where she is an elder of Hol- 
mes Chapel Presbyterian 
Church. She also participates 
in the Presbyterian Women, 
the Presbyterian Black 
Caucus, the NAACP and the 
Salvation Army. 

Barber Scotia College 

CONCORD, N.C— The Na- 
tional Youth Sports Program 
was scheduled for June 11- 
July 13 at Barber Scotia. 

The program is targeted to 
less fortunate youth under the 
age of 18, to engage in drug 
education, sports activities, 
enrichment and fun. hand- 
icapped youth under the age of 
18 who participate in a school 
program ar eligible for the 
sports program. 

Davidson College 

DAVIDSON, N.C— Michael 
K. Toumazou, assistant 
professor of classical studies at 
Davidson, left in May with a 
team including four Davidson 
students to start a three-to- 
five summer season excava- 
tion of a sanctuary and rural 
settlement at Athienou, near 
Lanarka, Cyprus. He hopes 
his work will reveal clues 
about the daily life of Cypriots 
who lived and worshipped 
there between 6th and 3rd cen- 
turies B.C. 


Dr. James R. Leutze is leav- 
ing this all-male institution to 
become chancellor of the 
University of North Carolina 
at Wilmington. For the second 
time in three years, Hampden- 
Sydney, which has an enroll- 
ment of 900, will have to find a 
new president. UNC-Wil- 
mington has an enrollment of 

H-SC Chaplain WilUam 
Thompson was the speaker 
at the dedication of a com- 
memorative marker in 
Neshaminy Falls, Pa. for the 
first Presbyterian theological 

school in the U.S. He did a 
portion of his post graduate 
seminary work on the frontier 
seminary established in 1739. 
Hampden-Sydney was estab- 
lished in 1776 under a direc- 
tive of Hanover Presbytery in 
the Synod of New York, which 
evolved from the seminary. 

Lees-McRae College 

Summer Theatre schedule for 
1990 includes productions of 
Ten Little Indians (July 26-30) 
and Dames at Sea (Aug. 16- 
20). The Lees-McRae Summer 
Theatre box office will fill or- 
ders for tickets in the order 
that they are received. All 
seats are reserved. Box office 
hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 
Monday through Friday. The 
phone number is (704) 898- 
4684 or 898-5241. 

Peace College 

RALEIGH, N.C— Peace Col- 
lege recently received several 
gifts. The William R. Kenan 
Jr. Charitable Trust granted 
the school $150,000 to estab- 
lish an endowed scholarship. 
The Mary Lily Kenan 
Scholarship is the first full 
scholarship at the two-year 
college for women. It is in 

memory of the a Wilmington, 
N.C. native who studied at 
Peace in 1895-97. She later 
married developer/in- 
dustrialist Henry M. Flagler 
and, after his death, Robert 
Worth Bingham, publisher of 
the Louisville Courier-Jour- 

The A. E. Finley Founda- 
tion of Raleigh has given the 
college $29,000 for refurbish- 
ing and maintaining the 
Marian N. Finley Residence 
Hall, built in 1964 and 
financed through the gener- 
osity of the late A. E. Finley. 

Queens College 

College has announced the es- 
tablishment of five endowed 
professorships, the first such 
positions created at the college 
since 1961. 

Four of the professorships 
are being underwritten by the 
largest gift ever made to 
Queens College: last year's 
$2.34 million gift from Carolyn 
G. and Sam H. McMahon Jr. 
The fifth is funded by a 
$500,000 gift from the 
Livingstone Foundation. 

Recipients of the awards 
and their titles are Dr. 
Joseph E. Lammers, 
Livingstone professor of 

music; Dr. Virginia L. Mar- 
tin, Carolyn G. and Sam H. 
McMahon Jr. professor of biol- 
ogy; Dr. Richard T, Goode, 
Carolyn G. and Sam H. Mc- 
Mahon Jr., professor of 
English; Dr. Robert W. 
Whalen, Carolyn G. and Sam 
H. McMahon Jr. professor of 
history; and Paul Nitsch, 
Carolyn G. McMahon assis- 
tant professor of music. 

St. Andrews College 

St. Andrews Presbyterian Col- 
lege Debate Team now holds 
the Guinness Book of Records 
title for the longest continuous 
parliamentary debate. 

The announcement was 
made after team members and 
Guinness officials spent 
months reviewing videos and 
records made during the 

The four-member team 
debated non-stop from Nov. 16 
to Nov. 20, 1989. Their 109- 
hour, 35-minute record 
defeated the 100-hour, 6- 
minute record previously held 
by Vasser College in New 

The four debaters used the 
debate as an opportunity to 
focus attention on the growing 
issue of world hunger. 

McPherson receives UNC-G alumni service award 

Elizabeth "Lib" Pierce Parker 
McPherson of Yanceyville, 
received a distinguished alum- 
ni service award for 1 990 from 
the Alumni Association of the 
University of North Carolina 
at Greensboro. 

A member of the Class of 
1951, McPherson is director of 
the Caswell County Schools 
food service. She has been in- 
strumental in Salem Pres- 
bytery's 12-year partnership 

with the Mbujimayi Christian 
Health Center in Zaire which 
has developed food production 
and preparation skills among 
residents of that African na- 
tion. For this and other ac- 
tivities, she was named the 
winner of the 1989 award for 
humanitarian services from 
Food Management Magazine. 

McPherson is organist and 
an elder in Yanceyville Pres- 
bj^terian Church. She chairs 
the hunger, adult education. 

and home and family nurture 
committees for Salem Pres- 
bytery. She is also a member of 
the presbytery's hunger mini- 
stries committee. 

She is president-elect of the 
American School Food Service 
Association and a past presi- 
dent of the N.C. Council on 
Foods and Nutrition and the 
N.C. School Food Services As- 
sociation. She is co-owner of 
the historic Woodside Inn, 
which she and her husband 


McPherson was one of 
several women honored 
during the UNCG Alumni 
Association's annual meeting 
on May 12. Each received an 
engraved silver tray. Ap- 
proximately 500 alumni 
gathered in Aycock Au- 
ditorium where the women 
were honored for their con- 
tributions to the "liberal arts 
ideal" through service to 



With four residential options 
and a comprehensive 
health center, Glenaire 
will cater to a wide range 
of needs and interests. 
Here, residents will find 
comfort and security, 
friendship and fellowship, 
peace and privacy, recreation 
and social activities — all 
within a community of 
interesting people who 
share common values and 
care about each other. 
Glenaire is a division of 

The Presbyterian Homes, 

if^plications are now 
being taken for residency 
in 1992. 

For more information 
about Gleiiaire, call 
919/460-8095 or write: 
P.O. Box 4322 
Gary, NC 27519 

Presbyterian Home & Family Services, Inc. 

An Agency of the Synod of the Mid- Atlantic 

This page is sponsored by ftesbyterian Home & Family Services, Inc. 

Now in Its Second Year, Ministry to 
"Forgotten" Young People Is Thriving 

Larry Lee 

In July 1988 Presbyterian 
Home & Family Services, Inc. 
began a ministry to a group of 
young people whom many 
social service agencies would 
describe as "forgotten." These 
are young people in their older 
teens or early twenties who 
have little or no parental sup- 
port or guidance. Too old to be 
in a children's home but not 
yet adults, they are often left to 
fend for themselves, frequently 
with unfortunate results. Pres- 
byterian Home & Family Ser- 
vices, Inc.'s ministry, which 
prepares young men and 
women ages 17 through 22 to 
live on their own, is aptly 
designated the Transition to 
Independence Program (TIP). 

TIP deals not only with the 
practical side of independent 
living — the skills of handling 
money, shopping, and man- 
aging an apartment — but also 
with the personal fulfillment 
aspect— the sorting out of 
career objectives and personal 
aspirations. The success of 
the program is contingent 
upon its instilling a sense of 
independence in the young 
adults, and so they are en- 
couraged to make their own 
decisions, to be open to new 
areas of life-enriching expe- 
riences, and, m general, to 
broaden their horizons. 

While the participant is 
completing his or her final 
year in high school, attending 
a local community college, or 
looking for a first job, he or she 
lives in the Transition House, 
an attractive facility located on 
the campus of the Lynchburg 
Children's Home. The apart- 
ment living phase (which pro- 
vides an invaluable opportun- 
ity for the participant to expe- 
rience independent living first- 
hand) follows the successful 
completion of the residential 
independent living phase. After- 
care services continue indefi- 
nitely. For students who qual- 
ify for college or vocational 
training, TIP furnishes finan- 
cial assistance through its Ad- 
vanced Education Program. 

Twenty-four months have 
elapsed since TIP was officially 

Monica Hansbrough 

initiated, and, according to its 
director, Brian Runk, the pro- 
gram is "not only on schedule, 
but beyond target." Said Runk: 
"We have had enough time to 
determine that the program 
really works. We have found 
that our young people learn to 
stop seeing themselves as chil- 
dren and start seeing them- 
selves as adults, capable of 
experiencing success." 

TIP has matured to become 
truly multifaceted, and there 
are plans to expand it still 
further. One of a handful of 
programs of its type in Vir- 
ginia, it is rapidly becoming 
a model, and it is attracting 
the support of businesses, 
foundations, and individuals. 

In June three TIP partici- 
pants received high school 
diplomas. They were Monica 
Hansbrough, Larry Lee, and 
Antwoine Pennix. 

Monica graduated from E. 
C. Glass High School and has 
gone home to Woodstock, Va., 
where she will attend a local 
community college. A hard 
worker who is determined to 
make her goals, this 17-year- 
old was employed in the after- 
noons at the Metamorphosis 


• 107 persons served 
through all three compo- 
nents of TIP. 

• 15 young adults served 
through the Residential 
Independent Living com- 

• 5 young adults served 
through the Advanced 
Education Program. 

• 84 former residents 
served through the After- 
care Program component. 

• 3 young adults served 
through the Apartment 
Phase component. 

• 7 former TIP participants 
now in their own apart- 
ments and maintaining 
steady employment. 

Antwoine Pennix 

Health Center in Lynchburg. 

Larry graduated from Brook- 
ville High School, and, while 
he is considering a number of 
options for his future, he is 
continuing to live in the Tran- 
sition House. This energetic 
and dependable 18-year-old 
worked part time at a Winn 
Dixie before graduation, and 
he is still employed there. 

It will be Chowan College in 
the fall for Antwoine, 17, a 
graduate of E. C. Glass High 
School. Friendly and enthusi- 
astic, Antwoine was active in 
high school activities. He was a 
member of two musical groups 
and also played football. 

Although the most visible 
activities of TIP are those 
associated with the young 
adults in the Transition House, 
TIP also has another impor- 
tant function— the provision of 
aftercare services for up to six 
months to every child who 
leaves the Lynchburg Chil- 
dren's Home to live with par- 
ents, with relatives, or in a fos- 
ter home. For young children, 
particularly, these aftercare 
services are very necessary. A 
new living situation may not 
work out well for the young- 
ster, already made vulnerable 
by the upheavals in his or her 
short life. Aftercare then be- 
comes the child's invaluable 

Commented Runk: "When we 
added up all the people served 
in 1989 alone through all three 
components of TIP, the number 
came to 107. We were happy 
that we had been able to min- 
ister to so many." The three 
components are the Residen- 
tial Independent Living com- 
ponent, the Apartment Phase 
component, and the Aftercare 

For the young people served 
by TIP-both the "forgotten" 
young adults and the chil- 
dren—the importance of the 
program will be spelled out 
through the years in many pos- 
itive ways. One of the greatest 
benefits, however, will have 
been the experience of a bol- 
stering, encouraging, and car- 
ing TIP "family." 

Our Evolving Ministry 

A major characteristic of 
the ministry of Presbyteri- 
an Home & Family Ser- 
vices, Inc. is its evolving 
nature. We establish pro- 
grams to meet new needs 
created by changing times, 
and we continue to improve 
and expand these programs. 

We began 87 years ago as 
a ministry to destitute and 
parentless children, and, 
since that time, over 5,000 
children have been served. 
Today our Lynchburg Chil- 
dren's Home, in step with an 
era that sees few children 
without parents but many 
with dysfunctional families, 
serves boys and girls ages 
five through 17 whose par- 
ents, for a variety of reasons, 
are unable to assume respon- 
sibility for their care. 

In the late '60s it became 
clear to us that the mentally 
and developmentally disabled 
badly needed our services. 
Without special training, 
these people are destined to 
live cloistered and unpro- 
ductive lives but with the 
right preparation, they can 
become functioning members 
of society. In 1967 we made a 
major decision to expand our 
ministry by opening the Zuni 
Training Center at Zuni, 
Va., which offers a residen- 
tial, vocational training pro- 
gram. Through this minis- 
try, the quality of life for 
close to 400 individuals has 
been improved. 

In the latter part of the 
'80s, in the course of focusing 
on the transition needs of the 
older teens at our Lynchburg 
Children's Home, we were 
struck by the fact that young 
people in this age group who 
had been living in a chil- 
dren's home or in another 
non-family situation had been 

when it 
came to 
for a self- 
So two years 
ago this 
month we 
began our 

E. Peter 

Transition to Independence Pro- 
gram (TIP) for young men and 
women ages 17 through 22. 

We have subsequently ex- 
panded our overall ministry 
to include an emergency shel- 
ter for abused and neglected 
children ages two through 
12— this is our Genesis House 
ministry— and recently we 
took a significant step toward 
beginning yet another minis- 
try—a Group Home minis- 
try—by purchasing land for a 
facility in Fredericksburg, 
Va. The Group Home in the 
Fredericksburg area will be 
one of a number of such 
homes to be established 
throughout the Common- 
wealth of Virginia. These 
will be facilities in which 
mentally retarded persons 
who have been trained in 
community living and job 
skills can have a home for the 
rest of their lives. 

On certain occasions we 
are especially reminded of 
the importance of a ministry 
that expands. One of these 
occasions was the recent high 
school graduation of three of 
our TIP participants. We are 
very proud of these young 
people, and their academic 
success reinforced our long- 
held conviction that our min- 
istry must remain a continu- 
ally evolving one. 
E. Peter Geitner 

I/We wish to join in the support of Presbyterian Home & 
Family Services, Inc. 

Enclosed find a gift of $ 







Telephone (_ 
To be used: □ Where needed most 

□ Children's Home, Lynchburg 

□ Genesis House 

□ Training Center, Zuni □ Group Home 

□ Transition to Independence Program 

□ A Living Memorial (to honor the deceased) 

In memory of 

□ An Honor Gift (to honor the living) 

In honor of 

Occasion of honor: 

(Birthday, Anniversary, Christmas, Graduation, Other) 
Please acknowledge this memorial/honor gift to: 

Name ' 





Contributions are dedwiible to the fullest extent of the law. According to IRS regula- 
tions, Presbyterian Home & Family Services, Irvc. is a 501(C)(3) non-profit agency. 


The Reverend E. Peter Geitner, President 
Presbyterian Home & Family Services, Inc. 
150 Linden Avenue 
Lynchburg, VA 24503-9983 

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General Assembly 
endorses Brief 
Statement of Faith 

The Presbyterian News, July 1990, "&<^ eiii 

PCUSA News Service 

Statement of Faith - Pres- 
byterian Church (U.SA.)" was 
eagerly endorsed by the 202nd 
General Assembly, seven 
years after the reunion of the 
southern and northern 
branches of American Pres- 

In announcing approval of 
the text by a vote of 499 in 
favor, 25 against, and three 
abstaining, Moderator Price 
H. Gwynn commented, "With 
this action, the Brief State- 
ment of Faith takes another 
step on its long journey." 

During the next year, the 
80-line statement will be con- 
sidered by the 171 pres- 
byteries of the Presbyterian 
Church (U.SA.). If two-thirds 
of the presbyteries approve the 
document, the 203rd General 
Assembly, meeting in June 
1991, will vote to ratify the 
decision to add A Brief State- 
ment of Faith to the 
denomination's Book of Con- 
fessions, the first volume of the 
church's constitution. 

According to a preface 
which accompanies the state- 
ment, the document is "a con- 
fession that seeks to be both 
catholic and Reformed. ..a 
trinitarian confession in which 
the grace of Jesus Christ has 
first place as the foundation of 
our knowledge of God's 
sovereign love and our life 
together in the Holy Spirit." It 
is also a personal commitment 
to faith, beginning with the 
words, "In life and in death we 
belong to Grod." 

The preface notes that 
"From the first, the Reformed 
churches have insisted that 
the renewal of the church must 
become visible in the transfor- 
mations of human lives and 

The statement expresses 
concern over threats to the 
ecology and over "idolatries in 
church and culture," as well as 

concern over individual sin. 
The statement also states 
clearly that the Spirit "calls 
women and men to all mini- 
stries of the church." 

Action to refer the Brief 
Statement to presbyteries 
came on the motion of Edith 
Benzinger, moderator of the 
Assembly Committee on A 
Brief Statement of Faith. She 
described the process of her 
committee's open hearings 
and discussions. "We met and 
spent some eight to 10 hours 
taking the Brief Statement 
apart," she said. "We reviewed 
the statement as a whole, we 
took it part by part, line by 
line, and sometimes word by 
word. We were aided in our 
understanding by the mem- 
bers of the Special Committee 
to Prepare a Brief Statement 
of the Reformed Faith, which 
has been working for six years, 
and by the Special Committee 
of Fifteen which has been 
reviewing the statement over 
the past year." Although many 
suggestions for amendment 
were made before the assemb- 
ly committee, Benzinger 
reported, "Ultimately, not a 
single amendment carried in 
the committee." 

On the floor of the assemb- 
ly, two one-word amendments 
were offered and rejected 
before the body moved to cut 
off debate. 

The mood of the assembly 
seemed to be reflected by the 
Rev. M. Douglas Harper of 
New Covenant Presbytery 
who asked commissioners not 
to amend the text in the plen- 
ary session. "There is a basic 
human urge to edit other 
people's material," he said. "I 
urge you to resist it." 

After the initial vote to ap- 
prove the text of the Brief 
Statement, action to forward it 
to the presbyteries carried by 
a 97 percent majority as the 
General Assembly approved 
the motion with 490 in favor, 
13 opposed, and three abstain- 

General Assembly Moderator Price Henderson Gwynn III holds the mortgage to the 
Louisville PCUSA headquarters while outgoing GA Council Chair Lewis Bledsoe lights 
the document. The ritual marking the end of payments on the structure came during 
the recent General Assembly meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. Both men are from 
Charlotte, N.C. 

Pension plans will not split 

PCUSA News Service 

General Assembly over- 
whelmingly supported its Pen- 
sions and Benefits Committee 
and recommended that the 
health care provisions and 
pensions plans not be divided. 
This was won on a 75 percent 
vote without debate. 

The assembly further voted 
by 93 percent to disapprove a 
recommendation regarding 
decreasing pensions dues and 
increasing health care dues for 
one year to eliminate the 

In another 95 percent vote, 
the assembly approved as 
amended, "That the Book of 
Order and the provisions of the 
major medical health care 
plan should mandate health 
care coverage for clergy serv- 
ing local churches, with auto- 

matic coverage for their 
spouses and defined depend- 

It further stated, "That the 
Board of Pensions and the Ad- 
visory Committee on the Con- 
stitution be requested and 
directed to prepare, propose 
and submit to the 203rd 
General Assembly (1991) any 
amendments to the Book of 
Order which may be neces- 

Also approved by a 97 per- 
cent vote was a recommenda- 
tion regarding inclusion op- 
tions. It disapproved flat rate 
premiums, by an overwhelm- 
ing 92 percent. 

The commissioners either 
disapproved or took no action 
on most of the rest of the 
original recommendations of 
the Pension Study Task Force. 

However, there was a close 
vote on a minority report on 
the recommendation to disap- 

Special interest groups lose official status 

PCUSA News Service 

overwhelming vote of 422-1 04, 
the 202nd General Assembly 
voted to eliminate Chapter IX 
provisions governing special 
interest organizations from 
the Book of Order of the Pres- 
byterian Church (U.S.A.). 

The recommendation now 
goes to the denomination's 
presbyteries for their affirm- 
ative or negative votes in the 
coming year. 

Twenty-two organizations 
currently relate to the church 
through Chapter IX. They in- 
clude some of the most con- 
troversial groups in the Pres- 
byterian Church such as Pres- 
byterians for Lesbian and Gay 
Concerns, the Presbyterian 
Lay Committee, and Pres- 
b3^erians Pro-Life. 

Current Chapter IX 
guidelines include procedures 

for groups to report their ac- 
tivities annually to the 
General Assembly. 

Conforming groups receive 
certain privileges, including 
special seats on the floor of the 
assembly and display space in 
the assembly exhibit hall. 

Those arrangements have 
been interpreted by many in 
the church as implying some 
kind of official status, even 
though Chapter IX states, 
"These special organiza- 
tions... are not official agencies 
of the Presbyterian Church. 
They alone bear responsibility 
for their views and actions." 

After more than two days of 
hearings and debate, the 
Assembly Committee on Wor- 
ship and Diversity concluded 
that the only way to clear up 
the confusion is to eliminate 
the provision. 

To complaints that the 
committee's recommendation 
would do away with dissenting 

groups in the church. Commit- 
tee Chair Robert Butcher of 
Maumee Valley Presbytery, 
responded "We hope not that 
these groups will go away, but 
that the church will find a bet- 
ter way to relate to them more 

The committee's recom- 
mendation that Overture 90- 
33 from Eastern Virginia 
Presbytery to delete Chapter 
IX be approved included a 
paragraph that asserted "The 
committee is not stating to the 
membership of current Chap- 
ter IX organizations that their 
very important voices as 
brothers and sisters in the 
PCUSA are denied or un- 

Several members of the 
committee filed a minority 

Speaking for them, Nancy 
Rodman of Monmouth Pres- 
bytery said, "Eliminating 
Chapter IX is making a nega- 

tive statement that we do not 
welcome dissent in the church, 
that by eliminating this means 
of accountability we are allow- 
ing them to act detrimentally 
if they wish." 

Majority members of the 
committee echoed their chair. 
The Rev. James Stayton of 
New Harmony Presbytery 
said, "These organizations ex- 
isted before Chapter IX and 
they will continue to exist. 
Status and control is an il- 
lusion that needs to dissolve." 

Marianne Evans of Tampa 
Bay Presbytery said, "Let us 
embrace diversity, let us be 
open, but this is not the way." 

Former Assembly Moder- 
ator C. Kenneth Hall said, "No 
matter how much we try to 
explain Chapter IX, people out 
in the church believe these or- 
ganizations have status, and 
that misunderstanding hurts 

prove advance approval by the 
General Assembly of any plan 
changes, or change of rates in 
medical care. The minority 
report lost but gained 46 per- 
cent of the vote. 

Committee members won 
the issue, explaining it would 
be impossible to run an in- 
surance program and wait a 
year or a year and a half for 
permission to make changes. 

The assembly did approve 
reaffirming and renewing a 
previously expressed support 
of the principle that there 
should be a national policy 
leading to a comprehensive 
system of adequate health 
care accessible to all elements 
of the population, whether by 
the government administered 
plan, mandated employer 
plans or some combination of 
the two. 

Approval was given to a 
recommendation concerning 
mental health and psychiatric 
benefits, which was amended 
to request the Board of Pen- 
sions to consider separating 
under mental health care 
benefits psychiatric disorders 
and counseling for daily living. 
The amendment requests that 
psychiatric disorders be ad- 
dressed as needing medical 
care. This was approved to be 
taken under advisement by 
the board and brought back to 
the next assembly. 

The assembly followed the 
recommendations to disap- 
prove a recommendation that 
employee levels of the 
denomination be requested 
not to provide supplemental or 
wraparound health care 


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Union Theological Seminary 

^ IN VIRGINIA .ojgc. ^ 

Marty Torkington, Editor 

July 1990 

Luther D. Ivory to Join 
Seminary Faculty 

Luther D. Ivory has been 
appointed to the faculty of 
Union Theological Seminary in 
Virginia for 1991 . He will teach 
in the area of theology and 
social ethics. 

Luther D. Ivory 

In 1987 Ivory received the 
Doctor of Ministry degree from 
Union Seminary, where he 
served as student body 
president, spent an intern year 
at Garden Memorial 
Presbyterian Church in 
Washington, D.C., and 
received a fellowship grant for 
graduate study. 

Ivory continued his 
graduate work at the Candler 
School of Theology at Emory 
University in Atlanta, Ga., 
where he was awarded the 
Woodruff Fellowship for four 
years of study. As a Martin 
Luther King, Jr., Fellow, he 
helped to design and teach a 
course with Professor Noel 
Erskine and worked on the 
Martin Luther King, jr.. Papers 

with Dr. Ralph Luker. He has 
served also as teaching assis- 
tant of systematic theology at 
Emory University. 

After completion of his 
dissertation at Emory, Ivory 
will join the Union Semi- 
nary faculty for the 1991- 
92 academic year. 

Born in Memphis, 
Tenn., Ivory earned a 
Bachelor of Science 
degree from the Univer- 
sity of Tennessee in Knox- 
ville and a Master of Arts 
degree in operations 
management and social 
work from the University 
of Tennessee at Martin. 

For six years Ivory 
served in the United 
States Navy. During that 
time, he attended the 
Naval School of Medicine 
and Health Sciences. He 
was commissioned in 1978 and 
served as line officer on the 
staff of a naval destroyer 
squadron in Newport, R.I. For 
several years he studied 
human resources and manage- 
ment and leadership manage- 
ment education and training, 
and taught these subjects in 
Tennessee. He resigned his 
commission in 1983 as 
lieutenant in the U.S. Navy to 
enter theological training at 
Union Seminary. 

Ivory is an ordained mini- 
ster of the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.) and a member of 
Memphis Presbytery. He is 
married to the former Carole 
Brown of Memphis and they 
have two children, Donne and 
Candice. □ 

The Second Degree 

A growing number of Union Theological Seminary graduates are working toward two degrees, a master's 
degree in Christian education from the Presbyterian School of Christian Education and a Master of Divinity 
from UTS. Stephen T. Emick ofScranton, Penn., rejoices with friends from both schools. 

Promotion and Tenure Given to Union 
Faculty Members 

Four members of the faculty 
at Union Theological Seminary 
in Virginia have been 
approved for promotion at a 
recent meeting of the 
seminary's Board of Trustees. 

Dr. Douglas F. Ottati was 
named professor of theology. 
Dr. Richard R. Osmer was 
named associate professor of 
Christian education, with 
tenure. Dr. Rebecca H. 

Weaver, associate professor of 
church history, was granted 

Dr. Kurtis C. Hess, profes- 
sor of supervised ministries 
and director of field education 
and placement, was appointed 
to another five-year term. 

Union Theological Semi- 
nary in Virginia has 24 full- 
time professors and four 
adjunct or visiting professors 

who teach in the seminary's 
two theological and two 
academic degree programs. 
These professors serve the 
church by preparing an 
interdenominational and 
cross-cultural student body of 
approximately 200 men and 
women for lives of Christian 
service. □ 

One for the Album 

Robert Tolar, Jr. (on the left) tries to capture a happy graduation mood on film. With just one more course 
to go, he expects to finish his degree requirements in December and join his friends Robert Hinman, Michael 
janes, and Glenn Hink as they set out from seminary to practice ministry. 

Awards Announced at 
Commencement Exerises 

Sixty men and women 
received diplomas at Union 
Seminary's 178th commence- 
ment exercises on May 28. 
Among them were graduates 
from the synod's presbyteries 
who had received awards or 
fellowships during their 
seminary career. 

Jeffrey W. Jones of 
Farmville, Va., received the 
James and Elizabeth Appleby 
Book Award, which provides 
books for outstandings 
students entering the 
pastorate. Gray V. Chandler of 
Richmond and Patrick Ed ward 
Carlton of Warm Springs, Va., 
received the Campbell 
Memorial Grant to defray 
expenses in their final year of 
seminary study. Jean H. 
Cooley of Richmond received 
the E. T. George Award for 
excellence in homiletics. 

worship, and public speaking, 
as well as the W. Taliaferro 
Thompson Scholarship given 
for promise in ministry. Mary 
Catherine Miller of 
Alexandria, Va., received the 
First Church, Hammond, 
Louisiana Award for Preach- 
ing and Worship. Charles N. 
Bowdler, Richmond, received 
the Patrick D. Miller Award for 
Excellence in the Study of 
Scripture as well as the W. 
Taliaferro Thompson Scholar- 
ship. Other recipients were 
Katharina Kopplin Brandt, 
Farmville, Va., Michael B. 
Compton, Arlington, Va., W. 
Carter Lester, Jr., Richmond, 
and Philip Edward 
Thompson, Newton, N.C. □ 


Bible Study— Lesson 12, August 1990 

The Letter of Jude 

To Keep You from Falling 


The Letter of Jude, like II Peter, speaks to the 
crucial importance of making sure that 
teachers in the church (and, indeed, all mem- 
bers) are true witnesses to the gospel. 

Change of Plans 

This letter, which vies with Obadiah in being 
the shortest book in the Bible, was first in- 
tended, its author says, as an epistle to his 
friends about "the salvation we share" (vs. 3, 
NRSV). But its purpose had to be changed 
because of the infiltration of "ungodly persons 
who pervert the grace of our God into licen- 
tiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, 
Jesus Christ" (v.4). The danger of falling from 
what God intended his people to be was acute, 
so all plans for a warm, supportive, and joyous 
message had to be abandoned. 

By Whom? 

Who is the author of this book? He identifies 
himself by the name of Jude, then gives two 
other hints. First, he is a servant — literally a 
slave — of Jesus Christ. He is at Christ's com- 
mand and does his bidding. Then, he is a 
"brother of James." Which James? The fact that 
the writer does not give any further explana- 
tion implies that this "James" was so well 
known that he did not need additional iden- 
tification. We can eliminate James, the son of 
Zebedee, since that James was killed by Herod 
Agrippa I early on (Acts 12:2). According to the 
record in Acts, another James, a brother of 
Jesus, took over the leadership of the 
Jerusalem church after Peter left, and he 
presided over the Jerusalem council described 
in Acts 15. If Jude is the brother of this James, 
then he is also a brother of Jesus (see Gal. 1 :19). 
However neither Jude nor James is reported to 
have taken advantage of this relationship. 

To Whom? 

The recipients of the letter are a definite 
group of Christians in a situation Jude knows 
well. He identifies them in three ways (vs.l ): 

1 . They are called. God has taken the initia- 
tive with them and they have responded. 

2. They are beloved in (or by) God the 
Father. Once God offers love, it is never taken 

3. They are "kept safe (NRSV) in (or by) 
Jesus Christ." God does not want these chosen 
ones to fall. 

The blessing Jude extends to his readers 
comes in typical New Testament terms: "mercy, 
peace, and love" (vs. 2). The close bond he feels 
with those who will receive his letter is evident 
from beginning to end. 

A Serious Situation 

But that does not mean that the author pulls 
his punches. The Christian fellowship is in 
trouble, deep trouble, and the situation is so 
serious that the very nature of the church is 
being threatened. As in the two letters at- 
tributed to Peter, gnostics have gained power 
in the church, and have "pervert[ed] the grace 
of our God into licentiousness" (vs. 4). 

Jude then turns to scripture for illustrations 
of the devastating effect of immorality that 
results from bad theology. Examples of the 
punishment of the Israelites in the wilderness, 
of the angels who rebelled in heaven, and of the 
inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah, are cited 
as threats to those who think and act immoral- 
ly. The actions of Cain (Gen. 4), of Balaam 
(Numbers 22), and of Korah (Numbers 16) are 
further witnesses to the fate of those whose sin 
is that of covetousness and questioning 

The author cites "reviling" as a particularly 
dangerous practice of the false teachers, and he 
reminds his readers that even when the arch- 
angel Michael was having his dispute with the 
devil over the body of Moses, he refrained from 
reviling his satanic majesty (vs. 9). 

The Effect of Heresy 

The heretics who have crept into the church 
have made a travesty of such sacred Christian 
ceremonies as the love feasts (I Cor. 11:23-32). 
Jude waxes eloquent as he finds analogies in 
nature that describe their selfishness and 

stupidity. They promise what they cannot 
produce: they are "waterless clouds," "fruitless 
trees," "wild waves," "wandering stars," (vss. 
1 2-1 3) and their fate will be a permanent falling 
into "the nether gloom of darkness." 

There had been warnings to God's People 
that such heretics would appear. Jude cites in 
vs. 14 the pseudepigraphical book of I Enoch 
and the "prediction of the apostles" (vs. 17) as 
he uses the word "ungodly" four times in one 
verse (15). Specifically, these heretics are 
"grumblers and malcontents; they indulge in 
their own lusts; they are bombastic in speech, 
flattering people to their own advantage" (vs. 
16, NRSV). 

Reacting to Wrong Beliefs 

In summary, these divisive heretics are seen 
to be "worldly people, devoid of the Spirit" (vs. 
19). They will not be a healing, nurturing in- 
fluence in the church. What Jude is counting on 
from those to whom he is writing is a 
strengthening of their faith and a deepening of 
their prayer life in the Holy Spirit (vs. 20). 
Thus, he promises, they will keep themselves 
in the love of God (vs. 21). 

In addition to these responsibilities there are 
two other obligations: 

1. They are to wait expectantly for the 
parousia: The mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ 
unto eternal life" (vs. 21 ), and 

2. they are to counteract the influence of the 
"errorists" by using their persuasive influence 
on those who are about to be corrupted. These 
duties anticipate the benediction that follows, 
with its plea for not falling. 

God's Blessing 

The splendid benediction with which the let- 
ter of Jude concludes (vss. 24-25) has been a 
treasured part of church liturgy through the 
ages. It is a strong affirmation of what God — 
and God alone, in Jesus Christ — can do. 

It does not need exegesis or exposition. It 
needs only proclamation. Its all-encompassing 
"before all time and now and forever" (vs. 25) is 
fitting anticipation of the Revelation to John 
which follows in the New Testament and 
presents the One "who is and who was and who 
is to come." (Rev. 1:8) 

Suggested Activities 

1. If you would like to taste the difference 
between the Revised Standard Version (1946- 
1952) and the New Revised Standard Version 
(1990) of the Bible, compare the text of Jude in 
both versions. Have one person read the new 
text while the rest follow the old. 

2. Jude is the only New Testament writer 
who identifies himself by a family relationship. 
How important to faith can ties with relatives 

3. In what way may our Presbyterian form 
of government be an asset in resisting heresy? 
What are the areas in which your congregation 
might be in danger of being heretical? 

4. What methods does God use to keep us 
from falling? 

New Study Starts Next Month 

Dr. Rebecca Weaver, associate professor 
of church history at Union Theological Semi- 
nary in Virginia, will write the Bible study 
series for the coming year.. 
Her first article, the study 
guide for September, will 
appear in the August issue 
of The Presbyterian News. 

Dr. Weaver has been on 
the UTS faculty since 1983. 
Prior to that she was a 
visiting instructor at Aus- 
tin Presbyterian Theologi- 
cal Seminary in Texas. She 
^ holds a doctorate from 

Southern Methodist University and a Master's 
Degree from Austin Seminary. 

The Presbyterian Women's Bible Study for 
1990-91 is Tongues of Fire: Power for the 
Church Today by Clarice J. Martin. It focuses 
on the major themes in the Acts of the Apostles. 
Copies may be ordered by calling toll free the 
Horizons Bible Study Distribution Center at 

The Presbyterian News, July 1990, Page li 

Morgan's No Wrinkles looks 
at spiritual side of growing old 

The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer 

How old would you be, if you 
didn't know how old you was? 

Dr. Richard Morgan, pastor 
of Fairview Presbyterian 
Church in Lenoir, N.C. likes to 
quote that remark made by 
baseball legend Satchel Paige. 

It sums up his attitude that 
aging is just a physical process 
that doesn't sig- 
nal the end of 

That attitude 
has taken the 
form of a book. 

Tall, snow- 
Morgan, 61, has 
written Wrinkles 
on the Soul, now 
in bookstores. 

An author of 
four other books,' 
he developed the 
idea for his latest 
after searching stores for 
books on aging. 

"I became aware of the need 
for a book that would help 
older people look at the rest of 
their lives," said Morgan. 

His book deals with subjects 
such as grandparenting and 
coping with the death of a 

But unlike other books writ- 
ten by sociologists and geron- 
tologists, Morgan said, his 
book deals with the spiritual 
elements of growing old, too. 

He wrote 12 chapters, com- 
piling readings from about 50 
people. The book contains sug- 
gested scriptures and how 
they relate to aging, readings 
from contemporary books on 
aging and brief prayers. 

Morgan said some passages 
are for what he calls the "frail" 
elderly, and some are for those 
who are well and active. 

Morgan also wrote about 
his personal experiences with 

He is no stranger to the 

Morgan is a former nursing 
home chaplain and is chair- 

Dr. Richard Morgan 

man of the Caldwell County 
Nursing Home Advisory Com- 
mittee. Morgan's church has 
developed a model for ministry 
to older adults. 

In 1988, he won a special 
award from the City of Lenoir 
for his work with older adults. 

Morgan has five degrees, in- 
cluding master's degrees in 
divinity and theology from 
Union Theological Seminary 
in Virginia and 
a master's m 
counseling from 
Wake Forest 

He said his 
book will help 
older people 
and children of 
older people 
cope spiritually 
with aging. 

The U.S. 
population is 
"graying" each 
day, he said, 
making it even more impor- 
tant to provide services to the 

"When the baby boomers 
retire, this whole society is 
going to change," he said. 
"The church is graying across 
America. The fastest-growing 
population is the 80-90 year- 
old group." 

"I think we should affirm 
age like they do in the Orient, 
where the first question they 
ask is, 'What is your glorious 
age?'" he said. 

"I'm concerned with raising 
the consciousness of people. A 
lot of people think you become 
sick, senile and sexless when 
you get old." 

That's not true, Morgan 
wrote on the jacket of his new 

"Yes, we grow older, but age 
is a state of mind. Our inner 
nature is being renewed every 
day," he wrote. 

As long as we keep our 
hopes and dreams alive, as 
long as we stay involved in life, 
our spirits will be renewed. 
There should be no wrinkles 
on the soul." 

UTS professor co-authors 
book about being alone 

When You Are Alone. By 

William V. Arnold and Mar- 
garet Anne Fohl. Resources for 
Living series. General Editor 
Andrew D. Lester. West- 
minster/John Knox Press. 
1990. Paper. 120 pp. $9.95. 

The third volume in the 
series Resources for Living is 
grounded in a theological un- 
derstanding of human nature 
and illuminated by the obser- 
vations of some of the helping 
sciences. When You Are Alone 
acknowledges the need for 
solitude and the fear of loneli- 

The book argues that loneli- 
ness is an interpretation of 
aloneness, of solitude. The 
reader is invited to explore the 
nature of aloneness as a 
neutral descriptive term. 
From that exploration, the 
possibility of solitude may be 
found, and loneliness can be 
viewed as important and 
necessary. The authors fur- 

ther invite the reader to view 
the necessity of aloneness for 
human growth. This book 
provides a corrective to the ex- 
aggerated emphasis on 

A problem-and-solution 
book, When You Are Alone 
begins with the pain of alone- 
ness and shows how to develop 
positive experiences out of 
aloneness by offering new 
ways to view being alone. 

William V. Arnold is a 
professor at Union Theological 
Seminary in Virginia, and 
Margaret Anne Fohl is as- 
sociate pastor for pastoral care 
at Bryn Mawr (Pa.) Pres- 
byterian Church. 


TOLL FREE (800) 366-1716 j 

Pag« i2, The Presbyterian News, July 1990 

VresSyUry of Western 9{prtli Carolina 

Shaw is Grier director 

Albert Day Shaw, Jr. 

The Presbytery of Western 
North Carohna has concurred 
in the motion to elect the Rev. 
Albert Day Shaw Jr. as Camp 
Grier director. 

This same action is being 
recommended to Charlotte 
and Salem Presbyteries, our 
partners in the camp. 

Bart and his wife, Betty, 
have been mainstays at Camp 
Grier for eight years. They 
have three children: Clinton 
Wade, Dale Robert, and Elaine 
Dawn Bailey; and two 

He attended Florida State 
University, is a graduate of 
William Carey College, has a 
M.Div. degree from Columbia 

Theological Seminary, and 
has attended McCormick 
Theological Seminary. 

Prior to becoming associate 
general presbyter for outdoor 
ministries in the former Con- 
cord Presbjrtery, Bart served 
12 years as pastor of churches 
in Fayetteville, Holston, and 
Knoxville presbyteries. 

Most recently he has been 
serving as interim associate 
general presbyter for camp 

We anticipate great camp- 
ing and retreating at our 
beloved camp. 

Camp Grier is located in 
Old Fort. You may call Bart 
there at (704) 668-7793. 

in progress 

The pictorial directory for the 
Presbytery of Western North 
Carolina is underway. 

At the July 21 st meeting of 
presbytery at First Pres- 
byterian Church in Hender- 
sonville, Olan Mills will be 
taking pictures for the church 
professionals who did not have 
their pictures made at the 
January meeting. Let's make 
this a most valuable asset by 
full participation. 


July 20-29— Presbytery 
Mission Trip to Mexico 

July 21 — Presbytery of 
Western North Carolina meet- 
ing at First Presbyterian 
Church in Hendersonville 

July 22^Hunger Action 
Person Gathering at Montreat 

July 22-28- 
Youth Caravan 


July 28 - Aug. 4 — Brevard- 
Davidson River Church mis- 
sion trip to Duvall (FL) Home 
for Retarded Children 

Aug. 2-4 — Historian's Con- 
ference at Trinity University 
in San Antonio, Texas 

August 11-12 — Women's 
Spiritual Life Retreat at Bon 
Clarken in Flat Rock, N.C. 

Sept. 8 — Jr. High Roundup 

Sept. 22 — Presbyterian 
Women Fall Training Event at 
First Presbyterian Church of 
Shelby, N.C. 

Oct. 1-2 — Presbytery of 
Western North Carolina meet- 
ing at First Presbyterian 
Church of Franklin, N.C. 

Nov. 5-15 — Presbytery Mis- 
sion Trip to Nicaragua 

Nov. 11 — Senior High 
Getawa}' at Camp Grier 

Synod men meet tiiis montli 

Men of the Synod of the Mid- 
Atlantic will gather July 1 3-1 5 
at Eagle Eyrie Assembly. The 
theme for this conference will 
be "Reaffirming our Heritage: 
Presbyterian Men Returning 
to Their Roots." 

The leaders will be Dr. T. 
Hartley Hall, president of 
Union Theological Seminary 
in Richmond, Va. and Dr. Wil- 
liam Van Arnold, Marthina 
DeFriece Professor of Pastoral 

Church officers gather 
for weekend at l\/lontreat 

As this is being sent to press, 
church officers from across the 
Presbjrtery of Western North 
Carolina are gathering at 
Montreat for an exciting 

The Rev. Joan Salmon- 
Campbell, moderator of the 
201st General Assembly, will 
be the keynote speaker on 
Friday evening and preacher 
for the Sunday morning wor- 

Dr. Al Winn, moderator of 
the 1979 General Assembly of 
the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.), theologian, pastor, 

seminary president, and 
teacher will address the con- 
ferees on Spiritual Formation 
for Church Leadership (or, "it 
helps to be a Christian when 
you're an elder or a deacon!"). 

Dr. John Kuykendall, presi- 
dent of Davidson College, will 
discuss the theme: "What 
Makes Us Unique: The 
Reformed Tradition." 

From these exciting leaders 
we anticipate a significant rise 
in the enthusiasm level of our 
local church, cluster and pres- 
bytery leaders. 

Merrilee Kaufman 

Kaufman joins 
presbytery staff 

Mrs. Merrilee Kaufman has 
been employed as administra- 
tive assistant to the executive 
presbyter/stated clerk. She is 
speedily learning how to keep 
the presbyterian machine run- 
ning on all cylinders. 

Merrilee and her husband 
Michael live in Valdese and at- 
tend First Presbyterian 
Church of Morganton. Their 
daughter is a student at the 
University of North Carolina 
at Chapel Hill, and their son 
lives with them in Valdese. 

She and Michael are active 
workers in hospice and in a 
grief facilitation group in Mor- 

In addition to enjoying the 
work of an administrative as- 
sistant, she likes walking, 
needlework, and reading 
mystery stories. 

involves you 

The theme of the Global Mis- 
sions Conference to be held at 
Montreat July 22-28 will be 
"Witness among the Nations." 

According to co-directors 
Harry and Martha Jane Peter- 
son "this means crossing the 
boundaries between faith and 
non-faith. It means that the 
U.S.A. can also be considered 
a 'mission field'." 

Leaders for this conference 
include Dr. Gary Demarest, 
Dr. Paul Eckel, Dr. Dixon 
Junkin, Mrs. Chess Campbell, 
Dr. Sylvia Babu, the Rev. Sara 
Juengst, and the Rev. John 

Little Pisgah 

Camp Woodson/Little Pisgah 
is available to our churches on 
days when the state program 
directed by Elbert Hargrave is 
not using it. Available are six 
rustic cabins, tent camping 
areas, a small lake, and a typi- 
cal camp kitchen. 

You bring your own sleep- 
ing gear, food, and provide 
your own medical and 
lifeguard personnel. 

To schedule time for your 
group at Little Pisgah, Call El- 
bert Hargrave at (704) 686- 
5411. Give him flexible dates, 
so he can easily work you into 
his calendar. 

Lees-McRae sparkles 

With a brisk walk and a broad 
smile the twenty-one 1990 
graduates of Lees-McRae Col- 
lege now face the world. 

The administration and 

Resource centers house many useful materials 

Your resource centers in Gas- 
tonia and Asheville house 
many useful resources for our 
ministry. Several are pictured 
above, but there are many 
more. In addition, now we 
have two persons staffing 
these centers who are eager 
and able to help us apply these 

materials to our particular 
needs. Let us avail ourselves of 
these great assets. 

Several additional pieces 
are currently being developed. 
One of the more exciting ones 
is a video series entitled "The 

The first of this series, en- 

titled "The Presbyterians, 
Part I: The People," is a story 
told by Presbyterians through 
their unscripted testimony to 
the importance of faith in their 
lives and to the sovereignty of 
God over their lives. It will be 
available in September. 

faculty are proud of this, the 
initial graduating class since 
the college became a four-year 

Another sparkle lights the 
sky as we are informed that 
the $10.5 million Roots and 
Wings campaign has been 

This enables the school to 
add to its scholarship fund, 
provide professional faculty 
and staff development, con- 
struct the student center, 
make needed land acquisi- 
tions, and support the current 

John Thomas and Ty Boyd, 
co-chairs of the fund-raising 
effort, were presented with 
honorary doctorates. 

"The Roots and Wings cam- 
paign has helped the college 
put itself on a more competi- 
tive basis, not only for finan- 
cial help, but for students," 
said Vice President for College 
Advancement Bill Farthing. 

This summer, as in the past, 
a week has been planned for 
persons who might like to 
spend a week on the campus 
and participate in "fun and 
game" activities and tour the 

Presbyterian Family 
Week will be July 29-August 
4. For registration and/or fur- 
ther information contact Roy 
Krege at the college. 

The Presbyterian News 

of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 

New Hope 
Presbytery News 
Page 12 

August 1990 

Vol. LVI, Number 7 

Richmond, Va. 

Gwynn asks for help in keeping churclies 

PCUSA News Service 

General Assembly Moderator 
Price Gwynn appealed to Pres- 
byterian peacemakers for help 
in keeping disgruntled con- 
gregations from leaving the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 
during the coming year. 

"I am asking your help, as 
one peacemaker to another, 
because I am getting a lot of 
advice that is unusable," said 
Gwynn, an elder from Char- 
lotte, N.C. 

He told the crowd at 

"Peacemaking 2000: Growing 
Toward the Vision" that his 
most difficult moderatorial as- 
signment is meeting with 
churches contemplating 
departure from the denomina- 
tion before next June's expira- 
tion of Article 1 3 of the plan for 

That provision allows 
former PCUS churches to 
leave the denomination and 
take their property with them. 

"The key is not to find agree- 
ment, but to agree to disagree 
while working together 
toward common purposes," 
Gwynn said. He asked par- 

ticipants for their prayers and 
for their "experienced advice" 
in resolving conflicts that 
threaten the church. 
"Peacemaking is not some ec- 
clesiastical side-show, but the 
activity of what we are about 
as Christians," Gwynn said. 

The moderator appealed to 
the peacemakers to address 
the problem of population 

Noting that the world's 
population has tripled during 
his lifetime, Gwynn said it is 
"a lie" to tell people that life- 
style changes, conservation 
and recycling alone can solve 

the world's over-consumption 

Gwynn called on the church 
to take the lead in initiating 
conversations with world 
governments and organiza- 
tions and the Roman Catholic 
Church to tackle the problem. 

"Only a diverse, pluralistic 
church can pull off a job this 
impossible, but the Pres- 
byterians I know have never 
shied away from tough issues," 
he said. 

Gwynn suggested that the 
fall peacemaking conference 
at Montreat is a great place to 

Price H. Gwynn III 

Payload specialist Samuel Durrance practices experi- 
ment procedures in a space shuttle mockup at the Mar- 
shall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. (NASA 

Patient Presbyterian astronomer 
ready for NASA shuttle mission 

From Staff Reports and the 
PCUSA News Service 

A Presbyterian astronomer 
from Maryland has had 
several years to learn the true 
meaning of patience. 

The first time Samuel Dur- 
rance, a member of Haven- 
wood Presbyterian Church in 
trained for a NASA shuttle 
launch, he played the lead in 
every scenario the space agen- 
cy could think to simulate: 
power failures, computer 
crashes, and heating dis- 
asters. But the one scenario 
NASA couldn't anticipate put 
Durrance's life on hold in 
January 1986: the explosion of 
the Challenger mission 74- 
seconds after lift-off. Durrance 
was to have gone up on the 
next shuttle. 

Months of training had 
taught him endurance — but 
the delays he suddenly faced 
put that training to the test. 
Four years later, he is still 

Durrance, 46, is a research 
scientist in physics and 
astronomy at the Johns Hop- 
kins University. He will fly 
aboard Columbia as payload 
specialist, operating the in- 

struments of the Astro Obser- 
vatory for 12-hours each day. 

But as most everyone who 
follows the shuttle program 
knows, it has been put on hold 
while technicians worked on a 
series of nagging problems 
with the spacecraft. At 
presstime, a NASA official 
said the Columbia mission, 
originally scheduled for May, 
would probably launch in late 
August or early September. 

When he does get into 
space, Durrance will be carry- 
ing Havenwood Church's 
American flag with him. 

Durrance received his doc- 
torate in astro-geophysics 
from the University of 
Colorado in 1980, after doing 
undergraduate and graduate 
work at California State 
University in Los Angeles. He 
came to Hopkins in 1980 as a 
postdoctoral fellow. 

He joined the Hopkins 
Ultraviolet Telescope team in 
1982; two years later, after 
months of tests by NASA, he 
was selected as one of three 
payload specialists for the 
Astro mission. Before he 
started training to become 
Hopkins' first astronaut, Dur- 
rance was responsible for the 
mechanical assembly and opti- 

cal alignment of the telescope. 

He has been recognized for 
his joint discovery of a prob- 
able magnetic field surround- 
ing the planet Uranus. Last 
year Durrance and colleagues 
unveiled a new "star de- 
twinkler" — an adaptive optics 
coronagraph for ground-based 
astronomy that corrects for 
the distortion of the atmos- 

, His main astronomical in- 
terests are the origin and 
evolution of planets, both in 
our solar system and around 
other stars. 

For a would-be astronaut, 
his background is an interest- 
ing one: brief careers as an 
actor and race car driver 
before settling down to study 
astrophysics in earnest. His 
future was decided one his- 
toric night in 1969, as Dur- 
rance watched astronauts 
take the first steps on the 

Durrance and his wife, 
Rebecca, have two children, 
Benjamin, 8, and Susan, 5. 
They live in Lutherville, Md., 
but these days the family tem- 
porarily has relocated to Hous- 
ton, where he spends most of 
his time in intensive flight 

Synod, Abingdon Presbytery to request GA partnership funds through 1993 

The synod's funding consult- 
ation adjusted plans for 
withdrawal from the PC(USA) 
Partnership Funds program 
during a July 11 meeting in 

Two presbyteries — Bal- 
timore and National Capital — 
which have traditionally used 
the funds will not participate 
after 1990. Another, New 
3astle, will pull out after 1 991 . 

Four other presbyteries will 
ase funds in 1991, but will not 
i'equest assistance thereafter. 
They are Charlotte, Eastern 
/irginia. The James, and The 

Abingdon Presbytery and 
he synod, however, will con- 
inue to request aid through 
he program until Dec. 31, 
993. Presbytery repre- 
entatives at the consultation 

agreed that both need the ad- 
ditional help. 

Abingdon, which has the 
smallest membership of the 13 
presbyteries in the synod, will 
request $50,000 annually 
through the synod. This will be 
used for salary support for 
pastors in small Appalachian 
churches, development of 
programs in this same region, 
and for shared ministries. 

The representatives agreed 
that the synod needs the 
$207,055 it will request an- 
nually to help see it through 
the transitional phase 
governed by the Articles of 
Agreement and the phasing 
out of the GA partnership 

The Articles of Agreement 
require that the synod be self 
supporting and not depend 

upon funds from the General 
Assembly. They also estab- 
lished a set of funding ratios 
for some institutions which 
must be maintained through 
December 1993. Declining 
unified giving to synod has 
made it difficult to meet these 
ratios and support other exist- 
ing programs. 

The consultation altered 
the timeline for leaving the 
partnership program, but not 
the decision to withdraw. The 
schedule proposed last April 
called for a 50 percent reduc- 
tion in 1991 and total 
withdrawal by 1992. 

In light of the synod's mis- 
sion budget deficit and the spe- 
cial needs of Abingdon Pres- 
bytery, the consultation 
amended that timetable. 

In addition to the $257,055 

for synod and Abingdon Pres- 
bytery, the following requests 
were approved for 1991: 

Charlotte: $30,000 for new 
church development; 

The James: $30,000 for aid 
to field requests from small 

The Peaks: $14,287 for 

transitional costs and one his- 
toric commitment to Holbrook 
Street Church; and 

New Castle: $48,467 for 
staffing ( down by $1 0,000 from 

Baltimore will not be re- 
questing the $70,000 it has 
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Watch out for life's stopping places 


I remember as a child how I loved to 
ride the merry-go-round at the 
seashore park. You would think that 
five rides on a merry-go-round would 
be enough. But I kept begging my 
parents to ride again, until finally I 
said, "I want to live on a merry-go- 
round" (And there are times when I 
think that wish came true!). But my 
parents wisely persuaded me that life 
moves on, and the merry-go-round 
could not be a stopping place. There 
were "other fish to fry." 

Peter, James, and John were so in- 
spired by that moment on the Mount of 
Transfiguration that they wanted to 
stay there. They would have been con- 
tent to stop life's parade, and settle in 
on that mountain. But Jesus knew that 
there was human need in the valley, a 
father with an epileptic son crying for 
help, and they couldn't stay with the 
glory when there was pain in the val- 

Life has many stopping places, and 
if we are not careful, we can become 
imprisoned by them. For some, it may 
be hard to let go of the past, holding on 
to old resentments, or clinging to old 
memories. For others, it may be linger- 
ing bouts with sickness, or depression. 
At times we feel trapped by where we 
are, and think that life really is going 
around in circles. But life moves on, 
and each new stage of life brings its 
own challenges and opportunities. For 
me, at least, life has been one constant 
involvement in redirections. 

The danger of staying on the moun- 
tain is that it can become a stopping 
place. Peter learned this lesson. He 
was a racist, who believed that Gen- 

tiles were beyond God and beneath 
him. Challenged by a new vision to 
embrace Gentiles into the young 
church, Peter protested, "Lord, I have 
never." But he moved on, and could 
later say, "... God shows no partiality, 
but in every nation anyone who fears 
him and does what is right is accept- 
able to him (Acts 10:34)." 

Stopping places keep us from grow- 
ing, whether they be old stereotypes of 
people, ancient grievances, or worn out 

It is true in the life of faith. A little 
girl dozed off in church and when her 
mother gently nudged her, she 
whispered, "I'm sorry, Mom. I guess I 
went to sleep too near the place I got 
in." So easy for us to do just that — our 
faith stopping at childhood prayers, 
worn out cliches, and oft repeated 

Abraham Maslow said well: 

"Every human being has two sets of 
forces within him. One clings to safety, 
and defensiveness out of fear hanging 

on to the past, afraid to grow, afraid to 
risk... The other set of forces impels 
him forward toward wholeness of self, 
toward full functioning of all his 

In the 15th century, the coins of Por- 
tugal were inscribed with the Latin 
words, NE PLUS ULTRA (nothing 
more beyond). The rim of their world 
was limited by what they knew then. 
But, after the discovery of the New 
World, the Latin inscription on the 
coins read PLUS ULTRA. ..more 
beyond. There is always more beyond i 
life's stopping places. Believe it! 

Richard L. Morgan, pastor of the 
Fairview Presbyterian Church in 
Lenoir, N.C. is enabler for older adult 
ministries in the Presbytery of North 
Carolina. His book No Wrinkles on i 
the Soul was recently published by 
Upper Room Books, P.O. Box 189, 
Nashville, TN 37202-0189. It is also 
available from Abingdon Press and 
through Cokesbury books. 

Congregations should be supportive of campus ministries 


Interim pastor. University Church, 
Chapel Hill, N.C. 

My assignment is to speak of the invol- 
vement of congregations in campus 
ministry. My view is that the congrega- 
tion is one of the most vital sources of 
strength for campus ministry. There is, 
however, one important qualification. 
Congregations can be a strong support 
for campus ministry if congregations — 
their ministers and their people — seek 
to understand contemporary campus 
communities — their spirit, their cul- 
ture and their life. 

Congregations have a lot to gain by 
fostering close and intimate relation- 
ships with faculty, staff and students. 
These persons have gifts, training, 
youthfulness and much else to offer. 
Congregations are vitalized by the 


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presence of able and knowledgeable 
people like these. But for this to hap- 
pen, congregations need to nurture 
these people. 

Congregations and their ministers 
need to value the academic process. 
They need to become familiar with the 
issues, problems, and dilemmas which 
academic persons, especially ad- 
ministrators, face. People of congrega- 
tions above all can ill afford to be 
judgmental and condemnatory. 

The world of the contemporary 
American campus is highly secular, 
even radically secular. This also in- 
cludes many of our church-related col- 
leges. Student culture and life are at a 
far remove from the life-style of people 
in most congregations. The decade of 
the 1960's altered forever the way of 
being on university and college cam- 

If people in our present-day con- 
gregations are going to minister effec- 
tively, they need to understand the 
dynamics of campus life. This having 
been done, then people in churches will 
earn the trust of campus-related 
people — students, faculty, staff and ad- 

It is critical that this interrelation- 
ship of trust be developed, nurtured. 

and sustained. Campus ministers lead 
lonely lives. I know. I've been there. 
Campus ministers often feel that they 
belong in neither church nor in univer- 
sity life. Campus ministers need a base 
from which they can move and an at- 
mosphere in which their daily strug- 
gles and disappointments can be un- 
derstood and not condemned. 

It is essential that congregations in 
any sort of proximity to any college or 
university campus commit themselves 
to this ministry heart and soul. Con- 
gregations may be the last best hope for 
the continuation of meaningful campus 

If funding continues to diminish for 
campus ministry, which I hope and 
pray will not occur, congregations may 
be left as the only possible impetus for 
campus ministry. 

Congregations are worshipping and 
intentional communities. Academic 
people need this dimension in their life. 
Congregations carry in their life the 
passion for the communication of the 
gospel. I am one who happens to 
believe in the model of the congrega- 
tion-based campus ministry. I have al- 
ways been of that view. 

There is, however, one critical 
caveat in this regard. This is, that a 

congregation is not an effective vehicle 
for campus ministry if the congrega- 
tion is interested solely in its own self- 
preservation. That will not be per- 
suasive in or on any campus. For con- 
gregations to succeed at it, they must 
immerse themselves in the campus, 
know it intimately, and understand 
and try to deal with it as it is, rather 
than the way we might like it to be. 

There is a world of difference be- 
tween the culture and life-style of the 
traditional congregation on the one 
hand and the life and culture of the 
campus community on the other. 
Meaningful campus nnnistry occurs 
when bridges are built between the 
two. For the churches, it requires big- 
ness of spirit, the large view, a lack of 
judgmentalism, and an unwillingness 
to allow oneself to become shocked. 

The relationship between congrega- 
tions and campus communities mat- 
ters very deeply. If the Christian gospel 
is to be a living, live option; and if the 
faith is even to be considered by the 
people who populate our contemporary 
campuses, only the churches can do it. 
If we do not go to the trouble, the gospel 
which we declare we cherish may go 

IDEA trip to South Africa is revealing 

The following remarks were made to the 
Synod Assembly in Winston-Salem. 


Commissioner, New Hope Presbytery 

Greetings from my new friends in 
South Africa, our sisters and brothers. 

It was my privilege to represent you, 
along with Patricia Petty, on the Inter- 
national Designs for Economic Aware- 
ness (I.D.E.A.) trip to South Africa last 
fall. We were part of a team of seven 
led by Dorothy McKinney Wright, 
director of I.D.E.A. We arrived in 
South Africa only a few days after the 
release of the seven prisoners includ- 
ing Walter Sisulu and several weeks 
after the election of deKlerk. It was a 
time of excitement, of uncertainty, and 
of tension and fears. 

Much has happened since then. Nel- 
son Mandela has been released, the 
state of emergency has been lifted in 
some areas, organizations have been 
unbanned, and public facilities are 
being opened to all people. 

One could conclude, therefore, that 
much has improved. But we saw things 
that will take years if not decades to 
change. We saw people who are in pain, 
who are hungry and thirsty, who are 

lonely and oppressed, who do most of 
the work and earn very little, and who 
know no other way of life. We also saw 
people who are wealthy, who own 
buildings and corporations, who work 
most of the people and spend most of 
the money, and who know no other way 
of life. 

We saw a rich country designed for 
a minority white population which ex- 
cludes the majority black population 
from deciding where to live, where to 
work and where to play; which ex- 
cludes the majority black population 
from buying property and owning busi- 
nesses in most areas of the country; 
which denies the majority black 
population proper education, adequate 
housing, medical attention, and social 
welfare services which it provides for 

We saw black and so-called coloured 
ministers on the edge of breaking be- 
cause they run sanctuary movements 
to protect their people from arrest and 
police brutality; because they are con- 
stantly detained and interrogated by 
police for helping their people; because 
they see their people hungry and home- 
less; because they see families torn 
apart; because they call upon their 
communities to serve others even 


when the resources are limited and the 
spirits are low. 

One such Presb3d;erian minister is 
the Rev. Sipho Mthethwa in the 
homeland of Qwa-Qwa, a desolate land 
full of people who have been forcefully, 
removed from their homes hundreds o 
miles away and literally dumped tOj 
fend for themselves. While we wen 
visiting, 10 to 15 families, some with 
new babies, were being dropped there 
daily. Mthethwa's "Presb3rterian Com- 
munity Church" has accepted the call 
to "not only address the spiritual inter- 
ests of a poor 'voiceless' people, but also 
to address such issues as can help to 
uplift the spirits of the members of the 
Qwa-Qwa community, and thus estab- 
lish an atmosphere of self identity andf UC 
self assertion." They intend to do this 
through a soup bowl, daycare center, 
library, skill center, community health 
center, and youth guidance and recrea- 
tion center. 

The Rev. Mamabolo Raphesu is< 
another Presbyterian minister whrt 
was our host in the black township or 
Phiritona in Heilbron, a hundred or so 
miles south of Johannesburg in the 
Orange Free State. He is leading his, 
congregation of the first native Presj 
continued on page o 


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IDEA trip to South Africa includes many revelations 

Salem Executive Presbji;er 
John Handley made mo- 
tion to keep GA partner- 
ship funds in synod. 

Partnership fund 
withdrawal set 

continued from page 1 

historically received for 
salaries and program. Nation- 
al Capital will not request 
$29,070, an amount it also his- 
torically received for salaries. 

An additional $19,696 not 
committed to other use will be 
reserved to help the synod. Bill 
Kercheval of National Capital 
moved that the funds be 
returned to the General As- 
sembly, but a substitute mo- 
tion by Salem Presbytery's 
John Handley to give it to 
synod won narrow approval of 
the consultation's repre- 

The Partnership Funds pro- 
gram distributes to synods, 
based upon need, a portion of 
the unified giving to the 
General Assembly. The pro- 
gram has a historic link to the 
former UPC(USA) pres- 
byteries, hence the ties to Bal- 
timore, National Capital and 
New Castle. Also, it was used 
to support small, mostly black 
churches in Virginia and 
North Carolina in the former 
Synod of Piedmont. 

After reunion and the reor- 
ganization of the PC(USA), 
many presbyteries took it 
upon themselves to financially 
support these smaller chur- 

The synod and presbjrteries 
must now find a way to provide 
support for the s'taffing and 
programs historically sup- 
ported by the GA's partnership 

Goodman joins Peaks 

LYNCHBURG, Va.— Peaks 
Presbytery has unanimously 
elected the Rev. George C. 
Goodman to be its associate 
presbyter for support and 
nurture of church profes- 

He began work in his new 
position in mid-June. Good- 
man has been pastor of C.N. 
Jenkins Memorial Pres- 
byterian Church in Charlotte, 
N.C., since 1977. 

James installs four 

RICHMOND, Va.— Four new 
members of the staff of the 
Presbytery of the James were 
installed at the presbytery's 
June 26 meeting. 

They are the Rev. Warren 
Lesane Jr., associate in 
church development; Marge 
Shaw, associate in education; 
Greg Albert, hunger action 
enabler; and Robert H. 
Pryor, director of Camp 

The Rev. Sylvester Bul- 
lock of Petersburg was elected 

continued from page 2 
byterian Church in South 
Africa to build an ecumenical 
community center. The center 
will address the needs of an 
area of two-and-a-half million 
people, mostly established 
families, where there is only 
one poorly equipped library for 
use by the black community, 
where there are numerous 
overpopulated schools, where 
problems of health, education, 
and housing abound, and 
where un- or under-employ- 
ment is rampant. This center 
will house a library, a 
workshop, services for the 
elderly, and help for low-in- 
come housing. 

In spite of the dire needs in 
this community, Raphesu's 
church acknowledges that it is 
"not simply calling believers 
into fellowship, but shall focus 
that fellowship outward 
toward the needs, the injustice 
and the hungers that are 
present in its community, its 
state, the nation and the 

We met the Rev. Pat Baxter, 
one of two Presbyterian cler- 
gywomen in South Africa, who 

leads her white and well-to-do 
congregation in Johannesburg 
to reach out to the people in the 
surrounding black townships, 
to put into place fair work 
practices such as we way in a 
gold mine run by a Pres- 
byterian elder, and to advocate 
for what is just in a land full of 

Ministries like Pat and 
Sipho and Mamabolo need our 
support now and will continue 
to need our support for years 
to come. The theology of apart- 
heid has done immeasurable 
damage to a gentle and loving 
people. That damage cannot 
be undone in a day. 

Our I.D.E.A. team saw the 
damage and the injury, the 
pain and the oppression. But 
we also saw hope. Mamabolo's 
church expresses that hope 
best in their statement of 
faith. Listen to this statement 
of faith which comes from a 
community with almost noth- 
ing, where the church has no 
electricity, no plumbing, no 
heat, and where most people 
live in tin shacks and have lit- 
tle to eat. 

"We affirm the sovereignty 

of God. We believe that there 
are legitimate authorities in 
social organizations in the 
community that exist by the 
will of God and are important 
for a fruitful, peaceful, Just and 
righteous community. But of 
all those authorities there is 
one who has the last word for 
us as the Church, and that 
authority is Jesus Christ. Of 
all the lords that exist, He is the 
top, He is the Chief Lord, He is 
the 'King of Kings,' and the 
'Lord of Lords' to quote the 

"We also affirm that God 
works in history. He is not, as 
the deist described, a God who 
made a great clock and then set 
it on the shelf after winding it 
up, to let it tick itself away, 
while he retreated to other 
parts of his workshop. God is 
involved in history. He not only 
created time, place and us, but 
he is involved with us. He 
made his presence felt with us 
in the judges and prophets of 
old. He also came to us in Jesus 
Christ who was Emmanuel, 
"God with us. " God is our 
partner in the work we are 
called to do as believers. He 

seeks dominance over the for- 
ces that destroy, decay, corrupt 
and deny fulfillment and frui- 

"Thirdly, we affirm that his 
people are to be optimistic, not 
because we are blind to the 
needs that do exist, but while 
we recognize those needs, we 
also know that our God and his 
people are able to meet the 
needs to fill the empty cups, to 
heal the broken wounds, and to 
lift up those who have fallen. 
We are optimistic because we 
have faith. We trust God. We 
trust ourselves to be the kind of 
people he calls us to be, to be 
involved in mission with the 
gospel and with social services 
and with truth and with 
promoting of good relation- 
ships through the universe." 

This statement of faith is 
our statement of faith. We are 
sisters and brothers, one in the 
spirit bound together by our 
common community of faith, 
called by God to be involved in 
mission with the gospel and 
with social services and with 

¥)ur dollars 

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In addition to the joy of giving, you can assure yourself 
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Several special life-income gift plans are offered by the 
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Presbyterian Home & Family Services, Inc, 

An Agency of the Synod of the Mid- Atlantic 

This page is sponsored by Presbyterian Home & Family Services, Inc. 

Summer Activities at the Children's 
Home Are Numerous and Diversified 

Left: When the mercury soars, the Children's Home's pool is a great place to be. Right: A 
member of the Home's family tries out a newly remodeled kitchen. Visitors to the cam- 
pus this summer have enjoyed seeing all the recent improvements. 

Starting with the end of 
school, the schedule of events 
on the Children's Home cam- 
pus produces a fast-paced 
scenario of fun and fellow- 

On June 17 of this year, 
the Home hosted a picnic cel- 
ebrating the 175th anniver- 
sary of the First Presbyte- 
rian Church in Lynchburg. 
Over 225 persons attended 
this very special event. The 
Children's Home's Shelton 
Cottage girls, all of whom 
attend the First Presbyte- 
rian Church, were the offi- 
cial hostesses, and many of 
the picnickers toured Shelton 
Cottage to see firsthand the 
beautifully renovated kitchen 
and other improvements. 

The following week the 
campus was the setting for a 
tremendously successful Bi- 
ble School conducted by the 
Rivermont Presbyterian 
Church. The Rivermont Pres- 
byterian Church had been 
invited to use the Home 
campus because major reno- 
vations at the Church made 
it unfeasible to hold the 
School there. For the com- 
mencement program and pic- 
nic, the teachers and more 
than 140 students, including 
the youngsters at the Home's 
Caskie Cottage, were joined 
by over 100 parents and 
friends. Everyone enjoyed 
the use of the campus pool, 
the tennis courts, and other 
outstanding facilities. 

On June 22, First Presby- 
terian Church held its Bible 
School commencement and 
picnic at the Home. Multiple 
balloons and handmade kites 
were carried to the outdoor 
chapel area for the com- 
mencement program. 

The grand finale for June 
was the return to the cam- 
pus on Saturday, June 23, of 
over 200 alumni, spouses, and 
children for the Home's 50th 
Homecoming. Founded in 
1903, the Home did not have 
a Homecoming until 1940. 

The alumni worship ser- 
vice on Sunday, June 24, was 
held in conjunction with the 
worship service at the River- 
rriOTit Presbyterian Church. 

During the service, alumnus 
Bruce Harvey presented the 
Friend of the Children 
Award to the Rivermont 
Presbyterian Church, recog- 
nizing its many years of ser- 
vice to the boys and girls at 
the Children's Home. He also 
presented Outstanding Alum- 
nus Awards to Mr. and Mrs. 
Doug Stinespring and Mr. 
and Mrs. Cliff Thomas. The 
Outstanding Alumnus Award 
is given for exceptional ser- 
vice to church, community, 
and the Children's Home. 

Other summer activities at 
the Home have included 
church, equestrian, sports 
and dance camps for chil- 
dren, and four visiting work 
camps. Visiting work camp- 
ers have helped with paint- 
ing, fence building, and the 
demolition of an old storage 
building. In addition, five 
churches have held picnics 
for their congregations on 
the campus. 

For the boys and the girls 
at the Home, summer is also 
the time for the honors trips, 
scheduled toward the end of 
the summer. This year the 
younger children will go to 
Myrtle Beach, and the teen- 
agers will go to Bar Harbor, 
Maine, where they will help 
the local Habitat for Human- 
ity organization finish a 
house. Both honors trips are 
funded by the children them- 
selves, who split and sell 
firewood, and by ALPHA. 

ALPHA is a friends of the 
children organization estab- 
lished to support the minis- 
try on the Lynchburg cam- 
pus of Presbyterian Home & 
Family Services, Inc. 
ALPHA stands for Adults 
Lending Presbyterian Home 

Other summer activities 
for the children are summer 
school (for remediation and 
acceleration purposes) and a 
number of camping trips. 
Summer is a time for work, 
too. Eighteen of the young 
adults have part-time jobs 
off campus, and the younger 
workers can always find 
grasscutting jobs off campus, 
as well as jobs on campus. 

For the three participants 
in the Transition to Inde- 
pendence Program who 
graduated from high school 
in June and are preparing to 
attend college in the fall, 
summer is a time of passage. 
Since all residents have to 
work, summer offers a good 
opportunity for the gradu- 
ates to prepare for fall and 
for rising high school seniors 
to earn spending money for 
the senior year. Both groups 
have the chance to learn 
more about coping with adult 

For those of you who came 
to see or work with the 
Children's Home this sum- 
mer, we say "Thank you." To 
the rest of you, the invitation 
to visit is still open. 

Our First Group Home 


Architect's conception of proposed Group Home. 

The architect's plans are 
being completed for Presby- 
terian Home & Family Ser- 
vices, Inc.'s first Group Home 
for the mentally and devel- 

opmentally disabled. To be 
located in Fredericksburg, 
Va., it will be home for eight 
persons who will be employed 
in local jobs. 

Our Newest IVIinistry 

A new ministry of Presby- 
terian Home & Family 
Services, Inc., serving men- 
tally retarded adults in 
Northern Virginia, will 
open during 1991. This will 
be a Group Home in Fred- 
ericksburg which will pro- 
vide a home for eight de- 
velopmentally handicapped 
persons. Priority in place- 
ment will be given to per- 
sons from this area who 
have received their train- 
ing at Zuni Training Cen- 
ter, preparing them to live 
in the community and to 
hold down meaningful jobs. 

A three-quarter acre lot 
has been purchased on Oak 
Hill Terrace where a five- 
bedroom ranch home will 
be built during the next 
year. The architect's plans 
are now being drawn and 
final details worked out. 

On June 26, 1990 the Al- 
liance For Sheltered Hous- 
ing, a local community or- 
ganization advocating for 
the mentally disabled in 
Fredericksburg, presented 
us with a gift of $5,000 and 
a pledge for an additional 
$10,000. This is the start of 
our fund drive for this pro- 
ject which will cost nearly 
$500,000 in total start-up 

This expansion project 
was first adopted by the 
Board of Directors two 
years ago when they estab- 
lished their five-year goals. 
These goals call for the 
development of as many as 
six such Group Homes 
scattered throughout Vir- 
ginia to meet the housing 
needs of the mentally dis- 
abled and particularly our 
graduates from Zuni. 

Several communities have 

E. Peter Geitner 

requested us to develop 
homes in their area due to 
the overwhelming need. 
Fredericksburg was select- 
ed for the first home in an 
attempt to broaden our 
agency's ministry to parts 
of the Synod not currently 
being served. 

The Group Home will 
provide a Christian home 
for these eight residents 
with long-term care under 
the supervision of a live-in 
house manager. All resi- 
dents must be employed in 
local jobs which will range 
from sheltered employment 
in a workshop to indepen- 
dent employment in fast 
food restaurants or motel 
maintenance for which they 
are trained while at Zuni. 
The residents will participate 
in community activities and 
become active participants 
in our local churches in that 

If you would like to join in 
the support of this new min- 
istry, please mail your con- 
tribution with the enclosed 
clipout marked "Fredericks- 
burg Group Home." 

E. Peter Geitner 

I/We wish to join in the support of Presbyterian Home & 
Family Services, Inc. 

Enclosed find a gift of $ 




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To be used: □ Where needed most 

□ Children's Home, Lynchburg 

□ Genesis House 

□ Training Center, Zuni 

□ Transition to Independence Program 

□ Fredericksburg Group Home 

□ A Living Memorial (to honor the deceased) 

In memory of 

□ An Honor Gift (to honor the living) 

In honor of 

Occasion of honor: _ 

(Birthday, Anniversary, Christmas, Graduation, Other) 
Please acknowledge this memorial/honor gift to: 






Cmtrilmtims are deductible to the fullest extent of the law. According to IRS reffula- 
tims, Presbyterian Home & Family Services, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) non-profit agency. 


The Reverend E. Peter Geitner, President 
Presbyterian Home & Family Services, Inc. 
150 Linden Avenue 
Lynchburg, VA 24503-9983 

Telephone: (804) 384-3138 8/90 

K.O. Summerville, left, the synod's representative to the 
North Carolina Land Stewardship Council, talks with 
Randall Boggs and Carol Edwards of the synod's social 
justice committee. The trio made an impressive and 
thought-provoking report on environmental concerns to 
the Synod Assembly in Winston-Salem. (Photo by Chi-Chi 

The Presbyterian News, August 1990, Page 5 
Shortly after appearance at Peacemaking 2000 

Boesak's resignation shocks Presbyterians 

byterians who have known the 
Rev. Allan Boesak for many 
years expressed shock when 
the cleric resigned his minis- 
try after acknowledging he j 
had an extramarital affair | 
with the niece of a former [ 
South African Cabinet mini- 

The story broke across the 
world after a hotel chamber- 
maid apparently reported that 
Boesak and Elna Botha, a 
television producer for the 
South African Broadcasting 
Corporation, were together in 
a hotel. 

Boesak announced his 
decision to his stunned con- 
gregation on July 8. "I'm deep- 

Global Mission Unit lists service 
opportunities across the nation 

LOUISVILLE, Ky.— An up- 
date on service opportunities 
is listed here from the Global 
Mission Ministry Unit. Write 
room 3300, 100 Witherspoon 
Street, Louisville, KY 40202 
for more information. 

Alaska, Juneau (The Glory 
Hole) - is a soup kitchen and 
shelter serving the homeless 
and hungry of Juneau, in need 
of a kitchen assistant/social 
worker. The meal program 
and drop-in center are 

designed to provide imme- 
diate assistance in a drug - and 
alcohol - free environment. 

Arizona, Phoenix (St. Vin- 
cent de Paul Society) - needs a 
community coordinator to su- 
pervise a ministry to the 
homeless. Includes solicita- 
tion of donations, attending 
meetings, coordinating mobile 
feedings, care of building and 

Arkansas, Perryville 
(Heifer Project International) - 
seeks visitor center host 
couple to insure that 
hospitality is provided for all 
guests and visitors to the In- 
ternational Learning and 
Livestock Center and to assist 
the Learning Center director 
in promoting the activities of 
Heifer Project International. 

California, Los Angeles 
(Synod of Southern California 
and Hawaii) - needs a synod 
mission volunteers coor- 
dinator to act as ongoing 
liaison and advocate between 
mission volunteers and project 
assignments to help maintain 
a quality Christian work 
relationship at sites within the 
S3mod. Term of service is two 

Quake aid sent 

World Service office of the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 
sent $10,000 to its partner 
church in the Philippines im- 
mediately after a massive 
earthquake measuring 7.7 on 
the Richter scale struck the is- 
land nation July 16. 

At least three disaster relief 
teams organized by the Na- 
• tional Council of Churches of 
1 the Philippines, of which 
! UCCP is the largest con- 
stituent member, went to the 
most heavily affected areas. 
The NCCP teams are assess- 
ing needs for medicine, food 
and clothing. 


Florida, Glenwood (Duvall 
Home for Retarded Children) - 
needs the following: recrea- 
tion/leisure time assistant; 
special education teacher's 
aide; direct care worker; office 
worker; and physical 
therapists aide; to serve in this 
residential care facility whose 
goal is to maintain a loving, 
homelike atmosphere. 

Kentucky, Pike County 
(Christian Service Ministry) - 
needs a Christian service min- 
istry worker to be an enabler 
to the committee and churches 
in planning a specific program 
that could become a continu- 
ing project in family ministry, 
possibly focusing on meeting 
the need to feel accepted and 
acceptable so each may be 
enabled to relate socially in 
ways that would enrich each 
one and influence their home 

Pennsylvania, Erie 
needs a volunteer to serve as a 
fund raiser to lay out a 
detailed, long-term, fund-rais- 
ing strategy for this inter- 
denominational, non-profit. 
Christian medical mission 
project which aids Christian 
hospitals and medical mission 
facilities in Third World 
developing countries. 
Knowledge of IRS regulations 

relating to charitable con- 
tributions is essential. 

Texas, Fort Worth (Casa 
Ricardo Chacon) - seeking a 
house manager in this minis- 
try which provides temporary 
residence for Central 
American refugees, assists 
residents in obtaining legal 
services, and endeavors to 
raise awareness of social injus- 
tice in Central America. 

Texas, Laredo (Laredos 
Unidos) - needs a volunteer to 
serve as teacher of English as 
a second language in this bor- 
der ministry whose main con- 
cerns are education, evan- 
gelism and church develop- 
ment, and public health. 
Laredos Unidos is a part of 
Presbyterian Border Ministry, 
Inc., based in San Antonio, 


TOLL FREE (800) 366-1716 


There are also needs for 
volunteers to serve as fund 
raisers and administrators for 
this ministry in other locations 
throughout Texas. 

Near Eastside Multi-Service 
Center, shown under New 
Castle, Indiana, is located in 
Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Presbyterian Pan American 
School in Kingsville, Texas, no 
longer needs teachers or a 
chaplain but still needs dorm 
parents, librarian, main- 
tenance assistant, secretary/- 
receptionist, tutor, activities 
assistant, fund raising assis- 
tant, kitchen help, sports 
coach, and ranch hand. 
Spanish is essential. 

United Campus Ministry at 
Oregon State University (Cor- 
vallis) - description has been 
changed to: resident host/hos- 
tess for campus ministry cen- 
ter and member of the pro- 
gram staff. Responsibilities 
include coordinating lunch 
program, cleaning and main- 
tenance, publicity and promo- 
tion, and general program as- 
sistance. Diverse program of 
campus ministry and 
peace/justice work in a beauti- 
ful northwest setting. 

ly sorry for all the pain I have 
caused," he said. 

Boesak was one of the main 
speakers at the Peacemaking 
2000 event in Washington, 
D.C. and received an electrify- 
ing response from the crowd of 
1 ,500 Presbyterians attending 
the June event. 

He gave no indication while 
there that there was any prob- 
lem, although longtime close 
associates did comment that 
he seemed "uptight." This was 
attributed to the fast pace of 
changing times in South 

Boesak did mention to some 
colleagues that he was "con- 
sidering taking a heavier role 
in politics and possibly a lesser 
role in the church." He has 
been the most prominent 
spokesman for mixed-race 
South Africans and has been a 
forceful and eloquent op- 
ponent of apartheid. 

He also has often been 
called "one of the best 
preachers of this time." He 
conducted the morning wor- 

ship services at the 1984 
General Assembly in Phoenix, 
drawing a bigger crowd each 
day. He also gave the dedica- 
tion sermon for the Pres- 
byterian Center in Louisville 
in 1988 and has served as an 
international peace associate 
for the Presbyterian Church 

Officials at the office of the 
World Alliance of Reformed 
Churches in Geneva report 
that, "Although news stories 
are saying that Boesak has 
resigned as president of 
WARC, he has not resigned," 
the Rev. Robert Lodwick said 
by telephone. 

It is expected that this issue 
will be addressed at the 
regular August executive 
meeting of the Alliance. 
Boesak was reelected to a 
second seven-year term as 
president at the meeting held 
last August in Seoul. Also, 
Boesak's church has not yet 
acted upon his resignation. 

Marj Carpenter, PCUSA News 

GA mission interpretation 
materials available 

LOUISVILLE, Ky.— New Mis- 
sion Interpretation and 
Promotion Resources are now 
available from Distribution 
Management Service for use 
in congregations. 

Individual packet folders 
called "Images of Faith" con- 
tain information, statistical 
data, poster pictures, maps 
and stories about Pres- 
byterian Church mission 
relationships in eight regions 
of the world including North 
America. They are designed 
for use in a variety of settings 
to supplement the Mission 
Yearbook and the Mission 
Yearbook videos. 

The areas emphasized in- 
clude a packet for Central 
America, Caribbean and 
Mexico, South America, 
Europe, Africa, the Middle 
East, South .Asia and 
Southeast Asia and North 
America. Anew mission video. 

"The Cost of Freedom," which 
focuses on the witness of the 
reformed Churches in 
Czechoslovakia, Hungary and 
Germany will be available in 

The packets are available 
now for $5 per region. The 
total number available is 
eight. Orders may be made by 
writing Distribution Manage- 
ment Service, 100 Wither- 
spoon St., Louisville, KY 
40402-1396 or call 1-800-524- 
2612 and ask for Images of 
Faith packets. 

A booklet is also available 
called "Come and See What 
God Has Done". It will go out 
free to all churches in the 1990 
mission interpretation packet. 
Additional copies will be $1 .00 

For additional information, 
contact the office of Jim 
Magruder at 100 Witherspoon 
St. or call (502)569-5201. 

In 1770, King's Grant Was Home To 
People Who Liked The I(iea Of Independence. 
History Is About To Repeat Itself. 

n 1770, King George 111 made a land grant of 30,000 
acres to George Hairston of Martinsville. Virginia. 
Now, more than two centuries after Mairston led 
the struggle for independence. 120 acres of 
this land are being donated to found a con- 
tinuing care retirement communit>^ King's Grant. 
^IGng's Grant will be dedicated to your indepen- 
dent lifestyle, the gracious manner of Uving to which 
you've grown accustomed. But the diversity of activi- 
ties, residences, and lifestyle options here will give 
you more freedom of choice and self-expression. 

King's Grant is affiliated with Sunnyside Pres- 
byterian Home in Harrisonburg, Virginia. For more 
facts on King's Grant, mail the coupon, or call 
(703)666-2990 or 1-800-462-4649. 

King's (Qrant ^ 

A Sunnyside Retirement Community 

Mail To: 

King s Grant. Jetierson Pla/xi. 10 Bast C^hurch Street. Martinsville. VA 24112 

Address _ 


Phone _ 

. State . 

. Zip 

Pag« 6. The Presbyterian News, August 1990 
Computer Corner 

Programs for church finances 


Pastor, First United Presbyterian 
Church Westminster, Md. 

I have received a number of 
inquiries about programs for 
church financial records and 
contributions. There are 
hundreds of church programs 
specifically for this purpose, 
ranging from inexpensive to 
very expensive (see note at end 
of article). 

My experience usually 
leads me to suggest that most 
churches have members al- 
ready familiar with financial 
or "spreadsheet" programs 
(Lotus 1-2-3 is the best- 
known). With the advice and 
help of such persons, churches 
can use "off-the-shelf spread- 
sheet programs to construct 
financial programs to suit 
their needs, saving hundreds 
or even thousands of dollars. 

The WordPerfect Corpora- 
tion, building upon the reputa- 
tion of its outstanding word 
processing, has recently 
upgraded its Lotus-compatible 
spreadsheet Planperfect to 
version 5.0. This program 
(retailing for about $300) may 
provide all the power and op- 
tions that many churches 
would ever need in a financial 

What is immediately evi- 

dent about PlanPerfect is the 
similarity in the command 
structure to the popular Word- 
Perfect word processor. Func- 
tion key F7 (for example) is 
EXIT, F3 is HELP, etc. Com- 
mand key templates are sup- 
plied for the two major key- 
board styles. Those who know 
the Lotus slash (/) command 
format can choose that option, 
or select "pull-down" menus. 
As with the word processor, 
PlanPerfect comes with an ex- 
cellent built-in tutorial (with 
separate workbook) and com- 
prehensive manual. Plan- 
Perfect requires just 384 
kilobytes of free RAM and two 
floppy drives (although a hard 
drive and 512kb RAM is 
recommended). You can im- 
port/export WordPerfect, 
Lotus 1-2-3, dBase, and other 
formats. PlanPerfect auto- 
matically converts Lotus files 
for its use, and comes with an 
option to convert Lotus macros 
(not all of them convert, how- 

Besides the large 
worksheet environment (8192 
rows and 256 columns), you 
can dynamically link one 
spreadsheet to another, and 
write powerful macros (long 
strings of commands) to en- 
hance performance. A special 
"preview" feature allows you 

Information service goes 24 hours 

LOUISVILLE, Ky.-Presby- 
Tel, the information service of 
the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.), is now in operation 
24-hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Persons who call 1-800- 
UP2DATE after the normal 
working hours of 9 a.m. to 6 
p.m.. Eastern Time, Monday 
through Friday, are connected 
to Voiceline, a new PresbyTel 
automated tape service. 

The voiceline menu offers 
callers with a touchtone tele- 
phoned a varied selection of 

tapes, including program in- 
formation from the ministry 
units, the current Weekender, 
General Assembly headline 
news, and excerpts from mis- 
sion co-worker letters. 

It is possible to leave a 
message on voiceline. Those 
without a touchtone phone are 
asked to call back during the 
week so they may be trans- 
ferred to the tape system by a 
PresbyTel telephone consult- 


Rental & Life Care 

The Reverend 
Harold J. Dudley, D.D. 

"Twelve months ago, Mrs. Dudley (Avis) and I settled 
at The Albemarle. It is a Retirement Community 'Par 
Excellence', located close to banks, shops, post office, 
etc. The food and services are superior." 

For additional information call (919) 823-2799 or mail 
this form to The Albemarle, 200 Trade Street, Tarboro, 
North Carolina 27886. 

Name _ 

L State & Zip 

to see any worksheet with 
headers, footers and page 
numbers on a graphics- 
equipped computer screen 
BEFORE printing it out. 

A variety of graphs report- 
ing the financial data can be 
created (in color if your equip- 
ment permits) including the 
ability to mix graph types on 
the same chart. Those graphs 
can be imported directly into 
WordPerfect versions 5.0 and 
5.1 for use in documents and 
reports. PlanPerfect uses any 
of the 450 printer choices (in- 
cluding all fonts and at- 
tributes) available to Word- 
Perfect users, a very definite 

One of the best features of 
PlanPerfect, however, is the 
unlimited toll-free product 
support that the WordPerfect 
Corporation offers to all pur- 
chasers. For churches not 
blessed wdth "on-site" computer 
experts, this feature alone is a 
strong reason to purchase 
software from the Word- 
Perfect Corporation. 

Churches looking for a 
powerful and versatile spread- 
sheet program would do well 
to consider PlanPerfect 5.0. 

[Dr. Fleming can supply 
several inexpensive church 
finance and contributions 
programs (under $30 each) to 
churches looking to com- 
puterize their record-keeping. 
Write him at 65 Washington 
Road, Westminster MD 21157 
for details. His report Select- 
ing Computer Hardware and 
Software for Churches is 
available for $3 postpaid upon 
request at the same address.] 


The following young Pres- 
bjrterians have received cer- 
tificates and monetary awards 
for reciting the Catechism for 
Young Children or the Shorter 
Catechism. The synod's 
catechism fund, established by 
the late W.H. Belk, provides 
recognition to boys and girls 
age 1 5 and younger who recite 
either catechism. 

The most recent recipents 
are from: 

First Presbyterian 
Church, Concord, N.C. — 
George Otteni; 

First Presbyterian 
Church, Kinston, N.C. — 
Charles Hall; 

Franklin Presbyterian 
Church, Franklin, W. Va.— 
Michael Wilson; 

Ginter Park Pres- 
byterian Church, Rich- 
mond, Va. — Anne Yates 

Raeford Presbyterian 
Church, Raeford, N.C— 
John Hendrix, Christy Lowe, 
and Kris McNeill; 

St. Giles Presbyterian 
Church, Richmond, Va. — 
John Abbott, Jennifer 
Acevedo, Justin Andes, Rebec- 
ca Bremer, Laura Chambers, 
James DePasquale, Robert 
Francis, Amy Lee Graham, 
Brent Jones, Anne Korman, 
Maurice Redding IV, Grace 
Robinson, Ashley Tabb, Meriel 
Teodori, Jessica Wade, James 
Witten, and Douglas Wood. 

9{ezi^s in (Brief 

Buena Vista Presbyterian Church in Buena Vista, Va. 
has been busy celebrating both its centennial and the arrival of 
its new pastor, S. Marc Sherrod. 

During a History Sunday service on March 13, the congrega- 
tion dressed in 1890's style clothing and worshipped in a service 
similar to that used on March 9, 1890 for the first service. 
Former ministers and Shenandoah Presbytery Executive 
Homer Phifer attended a Centennial Sunday celebration on May 
13 with 266 members, former members and friends. After the 
service, there was a dinner and the burial of a time capsule. 

Sherrod was welcomed to the Buena Vista pulpit on June 1 . 

Mary Ev Bedenbaugh of Rockville, Md. is the national 
president of the Administrative Personnel Association of the 
Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. which met June 22-24 in Louis- 
ville. Members of the professional organization — church, board 
and agency administrators — strive to improve professionally, 
personally, and spiritually in order to be able to work effectively 
with God's people as we share the Good News of Jesus Christ. 

During the June meeting the members attended workshops 
which apply toward certification as church administrators. 
Leatha Gilbert of Morehead City, N.C. was among those 
who completed certification. 

For information about the APA contact Bedenbaugh at 5318 
Crestedge Ln., Rockville, MD 20853, or Joyce Bauer, GA Staff, 
230 Westridge Dr., Raleigh, NC 27609. 

David Earle Cuppett Jr., a former member of the PC(USA) 
Permanent Judicial Commission, died June 18 in Charlottes- 
ville, Va. He was 77. Cuppett was an elder and teacher in 
Petersburg (W. Va.) Presbyterian Church, a former moderator 
of Winchester Presbytery, and served on several presbytery and 
synod committees. He was a retired judge of the 21st Judicial 
Circuit of West Virginia and co-founder of the West Virginia 
Council of Juvenile Court Judges. He is survived by his wife, 
Ruth; one son, David E. Cuppett III of Alexandria, Va.; and one 
daughter, Ruth Buchanan of Chalk Hill, Pa. Memorials include 
the Petersburg Presbjrterian Church. 

Johnson C. Smith University Professor of Art Education 
Charles D. Rogers has donated a religious painting entitled 
"Cross of Gold" to Hood Memorial Presbyterian Church of 
Belmont, N.C. The painting, which was given to the church on 
June 24, is the result of conversations between Rogers and the 
church's associate pastor. Dr. Virginia Gates. "The trained 
creative person has a social obligation to share one's talent and 
training... and occasionally, without financial compensation," 
said Rogers, who has a history of charitable donations. 

The Rev. Lewis W. Fowler Jr. is the new associate executive 
presbyter for church development in Coastal Carolina Pres- 
bytery. He was received and installed on Feb. 8, 1990. A native 
of Alabama, he holds a master's degree from Columbia Theologi- 
cal Seminary and a bachelor's degree from Union Theological 
Seminary in Virginia. He is working toward a doctorate in small 
group ministries from Erskine Seminary. His pastoral service 
has taken him to churches in Louisiana, Georgia and South 
Carolina. He is married to the former Florence Moffett of Fisher- 
ville, Va. and they have three children. 

Fowler and Coastal Carolina Executive Presbyter William 
W. Hatcher were installed during the May 20 presbytery 
meeting in Laurinburg. 

Kenneth Newbold, an elder at Mount Zion Church in Rose 
Hill, was elected moderator at the May meeting. 

The Rev. Richard Keever of Bayside Church, Virginia 
Beach, Va. has been named interim stated clerk for Eastern 
Virginia Presbytery. He replaces the Rev. J. Clement Dick- 
ey Jr., who has retired. 

Helen Bessant Byrd, a professor at Norfolk (Va.) State 
University, was elected vice chair of the GA's Mission Respon- 
sibility Through Investment Committee during its July 13-15 
meeting in Denver. The committee recommended the filing of 
numerous shareholder resolutions with companies in which the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) holds stock. 

An unexpected delight at the Peacemaking 2000 Conference 
in Washington D.C. in June was the music offered by the Rev. 
Emmanuel K. Sarpong Danquah, a pastor in the Methodist 
Church of Ghana who is studjdng at the Presbj^erian School 
of Christian Education in Richmond, Va. During several 
worship services at the conference, Danquah taught Ghanian 
gospel songs to the crowd and then accompanied them on native 
Ghanian drums. 

The National Council on the Aging (NCOA) has elected 
Henry C. Simmons, professor of religion and aging at the 
Presbyterian School of Christian Education, to its board 
of directors. Established in 1950, the NCOA is a nonprofit 
organization committed to providing training, technical assis- 
tance, information and advocacy on all aspects of aging. In 
addition to teaching, Simmons is director of the center on aging 
located on the PSCE campus. 

Opened in 1978, the center teaches students, clergy and 
laypersons affirmative ministry with older adults. Simmons has 
been at PSCE since 1985. 

The Presbj^rian News, August 1990, I'l 

Mexican children crowd around American visitors 

Mary Washington students learn 
hardships, hopes of Mexico's poor 


We hadn't seen each other all 
summer. Sister Joanne, 
Catholic campus minister for 
Mary Washington College 
(MWC) in Fredericksburg, Va. 
had come over to the Campus 
Christian Community (CCC) 
for a cup of coffee. 

Sipping her coffee and fill- 
ing me in on her summer ex- 
periences, she suddenly burst 
out, "How about co-sponsoring 
a trip to Mexico with me next 
summer?" I had wanted to go 
to Latin America for the past 
five years, so I was all ears. 

Handing me a brochure, she 
said, "The Mexican Benedic- 
tine Sisters provide a 10-day 
ecumenical experience for 
North Americans at their 
retreat center in Cuernavaca. 
They share both the harsh 
reality of daily life in Mexico 
and the power of the Gospel in 
the lives of the poor and suffer- 

The brochure said that we 
would learn through guest 
speakers, discussions, and 
visiting with the people who 
live in the shanty towns made 
up of thousands of families. 
Each day would begin and end 
with prayer, reflection and 

"I'm ready. Where do I sign- 
up?" was my immediate 

That was almost one year 
ago. Since then, Sister Joanne 
and I had no trouble recruiting 
seven Mary Washington stu- 
dents to go with us. We met 
regularly, read and discussed 
Robert McAfee Brown's book, 
Reading the Bible with Third 
World Eyes, and raised money 
for the trip from local con- 
gregations and an ecumenical 
grant from Virginia Forum. 

On May 21, a bit nervous 
and anxious, we arrived in 
Mexico and experienced Chris- 
tian hospitality upon our ar- 
rival to the center. After big 
hugs from all the Sisters, we 
were shown to our clean, airy 
cottages. On my bedside table 
stood a little note card with 
these words carefully printed 
on it: 

"Welcome Home Kathy!" 

The Sisters had been pray- 
ing and preparing for our time 
together. We now were mem- 
bers of this very special family 
in Christ; and we were invited 
to experience and participate 
in the challenges and celebra- 
tions of their lives and the lives 
of the poor. 

It's been more than a month 
since we returned to Virginia. 
Our MWC group continues to 
meet regularly to remember 
our Latin American encounter 
with Christ and to find ways to 

share what we have seen and 
heard. There are several 
powerful images: 

The harsh reality — 
Poverty is a way of life for 70 
percent of Mexican house- 
holds, who live on less than $6 
per day (20,000 pesos). One 
pound of meat costs 5,000 
pesos and a liter of milk 2,000 
pesos. Beans and bananas 
used to be affordable, but now 
the average meal for the poor 
consists of green chilies, four 
tortillas and coffee (50 percent 
of the water is polluted). 

Most die before age 50; 
women die younger. The poor 
are demoralized. They are told 
they are to blame for their con- 
dition, or that it's Grod will; 
their reward will come in the 
next life. 

The people's church — 
Christians are gathering in 
small Bible study groups all 
over Mexico to read God's word 
in the light of their daily lives, 
to judge their reality in the 
eyes of God and to act out this 
faith in their own lives. There 
are an estimated 1 5,000 Chris- 
tian base communities in 

The hope of Christ— The 
Gospel message on the dignity 
of all human beings, including 
the marginalized poor, is a life- 
changing word. We ex- 
perienced this power every 
time we talked with anyone 
who had the courage to live out 
his or her faith by working for 

The present system keeps 
most Mexicans in absolute 
poverty. The base com- 
munities are nurturing many, 
many people daily to live out 
this Gospel message. 

This courage was visible in 
Nopalera, one of the missions 
we visited. A few years ago, 
200 homeless families came by 
night and built shacks on 
vacant land owned by the 
governor's son. For one year 
the army surrounded the 
small community and 
threatened to move them. The 
people held their ground and 
the army finally left. 

Today, Nopalera is home to 
thousands of poor families, 
who continue to fight for the 
basic rights of life. The Sisters 
live in and work with this com- 

The MWC group returned 
to the USA blessed by being a 
part of such a richly diverse 
Christian community: rich, 
poor, ecumenical, lay, clergy, 
women, men, children, black, 
white, brown. Each of us ex- 
perienced a deeper awareness 
of what it means to be a mem- 
ber of the Body of Christ, shar- 
ing in compassion and 
solidarity with the poor. 

Mary Baldwin College 

STAUNTON, Va.— Contribu- 
tions for the year ending in 
July totaled $4.4 million, al- 
most twice the amount raised 
the previous year. John T. 
Rice, vice president for institu- 
tional advancement, traced 
the record-breaking fund rais- 
ing to two sources. 

"We have seen tremendous 
increases in giving to the An- 
nual Fund, which grew by 13 
percent last year," he said. 
Overwhelming support is also 
being given to the college's spe- 
cial campaign efforts, he 
added. The effort to raise $35 
million by 1992 — the school's 
sesquicentennial — is already 
halfway to its goal. 

MBC President Cynthia H. 
Tyson credited the increase in 
giving to the college's reputa- 
tion for academic excellence 
and its continuing success as 
one of fewer than 100 women's 
colleges in the U.S. 

Davidson College 

DAVIDSON, N.C.— The direc- 
tor of the Dean Rusk Program 
at Davidson College returned 
in early June to Bulgaria, the 
country to which he was once 
ambassador. Jack Perry was 
part of a delegation appointed 
by President Bush to observe 
Bulgaria's first free elections 
in 45 years. He was ambas- 
sador to Bulgaria during the 
Carter administration. Perry 
said that the huge, euphoric 
crowd of supporters of the new 
democratic order proved 
things are changing, but that 
the victory of the Communist 
Party (now called the Socialist 
Party) proved that many 
people are hesitant to change 



Three colleges make 
national honor roll 

Davidson College, Hampden- 
Sydney College and Warren 
Wilson College are among 102 
schools nationwide included 
this year on the John 
Templeton Foundation's 
"Honor Role for Character- 
Building Colleges." 

The honor roll identifies 
"those schools which make the 
development of strong moral 
character among students a 
priority," according to John M. 
Templeton, the philanthropist 
and former Rhodes Scholar 
who initiated the honor roll 
last year. 

The honor roll is composed 
of 102 schools from 32 states. 
The schools are chosen from 
candidates nominated by 
presidents and development 
directors of the 1,465 U.S. in- 
stitutions of higher education. 

Other Presbjrterian-related 
schools included in the honor 
roll were Austin College, 
Centre College, Grove City 
College, Hanover College, 
Presbyterian College, Rhodes 
College, School of the Ozarks, 
Westminster College (New 
Wilmington, Pa.), and Whit- 
worth College. Carroll College 
received honorable mention. 

Scott Colley, dean of faculty 
and provost, has been named 
interim president of Hamp- 
den-Sydney following the 
resignation of Jim Leutze. 
Leutz is leaving the school to 
become chancellor of the 
University of North Carolina 
at Wilmington. 

The National Science Foun- 
dation has awarded a grant of 
$8,260 to support the research 
and laboratory program of 
chemistry professor, C. Wil- 
liam Anderson. He is direct- 
ing the project, "Incorporating 
Gas Chromotography/Mass 
Spectrometry into a Project- 
Based Laboratory." 

Peace College 

RALEIGH, N.C.— Darcy Dye 
has been appointed director of 
alumnae affairs at Peace Col- 
lege. Prior to joining the school 
in July she was creative ser- 
vices director for the Occiden- 
tal Life Insurance Co. of North 
Carolina. She is a graduate of 
Peace College and North 
Carolina State University. 

St. Andrews College 

bronze plaque commemorat- 
ing the memory of former St. 
Andrews employee Odus 
Howard has been placed just 
inside the entrance to the col- 
lege. Howard worked for the 
maintenance department in 
1 987 -88 and was known for his 
ability to relate to the stu- 

"He was a good listener," 
said his wife Lea, an ad- 
ministrative assistant at St. 
Andrews. "He liked young 
people and had a good rapport 
with the students. When a 
number of memorial gifts were 
received after his death in 
1988, Mrs. Howard suggested 
the planting of several dog- 
wood trees as an appropriate 
memorial. The plaque was an 

outgrowth of that effort. 

Johnson C. Smith 

President Dr. Robert L. 
Albright is spending the sum- 
mer in Japan as one of 11 
Leadership Fellows in the 
U.S. -Japan Leadership Pro- 
gram. With the assistance of a 
number of Japanese host in- 
stitutions. Dr. Albright will 
study the Japanese education- 
al system and that country's 
socio-cultural and economic is- 
sues of the 1990s. 

The program, now in its 
fifth year, provides potential 
national leaders with more 
knowledge about Japan and 
the importance of the Japan- 
U.S. relationship. 

Two new adminstators 
have been selected at JCSU. 
Dr. Bonita Ewers has been 
named vice president for 
academic affairs. A 
Washington, D.C. native, she 
holds a master's degree in 
education from Antioch 
University. Prior to her ap- 
pointment in May, Dr. Ewers 
was director of the JCSU 
Tutorial Services and Coor- 
dinator of the Mathematics 
and Science Apprenticeship 

B. Judith Cowan is the 
new JCSU director of ad- 
misions. She comes from Rut- 
gers University, where she has 
been a counselor since 1979. 
Cowan, a native of Knoxville, 
Tenn. holds a master's degree 
from Trenton State College 
and a bachelor's degree from 
Shaw University. 

Vestige of Honor, a CBS-TV 
movie which will air this fall, 
was filmed partly on the JCSU 
campus. It portrays the true 
story of an American who at- 
tempted to get Montagnard 
refugees out of Thailand's in- 
ternment camps after the 
Vietnam war. 

New Directions 
in Presbyterian 

October 8-10, 1990 
Richmond, Virginia 

Plenary sessions on The 
Presbyterian Hymnal and 

^ the "Directory for Worship" 

16 workshops on the 
supplemental liturgical 
resources, the new Revised 
Standard Version of the 
Bible, and the role of the arts 

For full description of the event 
call The Rev. Mary Jane Winter 
(804) 355-0671 

^age 8, f hie Presbyterian News, August 1990 


Union Theological Seminary 


Marty Torkington, Editor 

August 1990 

Class of 1990 Sets Up International Fund 

It is not unusual for 
graduating seniors to bequeath 
a class gift to their institutions. 
The Class of 1990 at Union 
Theological Seminary in 
Virginia is no exception. Their 
gift will establish a fund to sup- 
port unexpected needs of the 
seminary's international 
students and their families. 

"What is unusual," says 

graduating class president Eric 
Skidmore, "is that 100 percent 
of the class participated (all 42 
men and women receiving the 
Master of Divinity degree). 
They pledged $12,000 over a 
three-year period toward their 

This dedication is remark- 
able from seminary students 
who often graduate with sub- 

stantial debts of their own and 
who can expect only modest 
salaries from their churches. 

The intent of the gift of the 
Class of 1990 highlights the im- 
pact of the international com- 
munity on campus life over the 
past few years. Last year, 21 
students came from countries 
outside the United States. Of 
the 10 who received the Master 

Seminary Chair Named in Honor of John Newton Thomas 

On Sunday, July 15, Dr. 
John Newton Thomas, profes- 
sor emeritus of Union 
Theological Seminary in Vir- 
ginia, stepped into the pulpit of 
Grace Covenant Presbyterian 
Church in Richmond to 
celebrate with them the 200th 
anniversary of the founding of 
the church. He had been their 
pastor from 1938 until 1940. 

Many in the congregation 
gathered also to honor Dr. 
Thomas for his lifelong com- 
mitment to the Church. For 32 
years he served on the faculty 
of Union Theological Seminary 
in Virginia, where he was the 
Robert Louis Dabney Professor 
of Systematic Theology. He 
retired in 1972. 

As worship drew to a close. 
Dr. Charles M. Swezey, dean of 
the faculty at Union Seminary, 
brought greetings from the 
seminary and announced plans 
for the John Newton Thomas 

Dr. 'o/m NcTcton Thomas 

Chair of Systematic Theology. 
The chair is planned to be the 
seminary's eighth fully-funded 
endowed professorship. The 
seminary looks forward to the 
full subscription of this chair 
under the leadership of Dr. 
Robert E. R. Huntley, former 
president of Washington and 
Lee University, counsel at 
Hunton & Williams law firm, 
and member and past-chair- 
man of the Union Seminary 
Board of Trustees. 

Dr. Thomas was born in 
Bedford, Virginia, March 28, 
1903. He received degrees from 
Washington and Lee Univer- 
sity, the University of Edin- 
burgh, Union Seminary, and 
Hampden-Sydney College. He 
was ordained a minister in the 
Presbyterian Church and 
served churches in Rapidan, 
VA, Charleston, SC, and 

Dr. Thomas has been a 
member of the Faith and 
Order Commission, World 
Council of Churches; the 
American Theological 
Society; the Theological 
Committee, North 
America Area Presbyterian 
Alliance; the Permanent 
Theological Committee, 
the Presbyterian Church, 
U.S.; and the Committee 
for Consultation with 
Roman Catholics, National 
Council of Churches. In 
1964, he was an official ob- 
server at Vatican Council II 
in Rome, Italy. 

Dr. Thomas joined the 
Union Seminary faculty in 
1940. His influence in the life of 
the seminary is seen today in its 
strong emphasis on a 
Reformed theology that blends 
the insights of Calvin with a 
growing understanding of 
modern theologians. 

A 1957 seminary graduate 
remembers well the impact Dr. 
Thomas had on his life. "I was 
in my middler year in semi- 
nary. The unexpected news of 
my father's death reached me 
during Dr. Thomas's class," 
said the Reverend Charles 
Williams, pastor of First 
Church, Burlington, N.C. "Dr. 
Thomas later came to my room 
to comfort me. 1 shall never for- 
get kneeling with him in prayer 
before he left." 

Sixteen members of the 
Thomas family were present 
for worship and the reception 
following in the parish hall. 
They included his wife, the 
former Nancy White, and their 
two children, Nancy Thomas 
Hill and John Newton Thomas, 
Jr. A grandson, John Newton 
Thomas III, was also present. □ 


A New Record? A copy of 
Rolston's Stewardship in the New 
Testament Church was returned 
to the library April 2, 1990. The 
due date stamped on the card? 
April 14, 1950. □ 

of Theology degree this May, 
seven were from other 

Campus life at Union has 
been enriched by this diversity. 
A campus Shepherding Project 
pairs incoming international 
students with American 
partners in an attempt to ease 
the transition to a new culture. 

Many members of the 
graduating class of 1990 ex- 
perienced travel study semi- 
nars abroad. Ten of the 42 have 
been to Ghana, six to the Mid- 
dle East, and three to Central 

International pastors and 
ministerial students arrive at 
Union expecting challenges — a 
demanding curriculum in a 
foreign tongue and differing 
customs. They also face unex- 
pected challenges such as lack 
of suitable warm clothing for 
Richmond's winters or emer- 
gency medical treatment for 
which they are not financially 
prepared. For financial 
reasons, some are unable to 
return home for the funeral of 
a family member. It is these 
unforeseen contingencies and 

expenses that the members of 
the Class of 1990 hope to 

Class coordinator Stephen 
T. Emick worked with the 
development office to set up 
the fund, which is similar to a 
pastor's discretionary fund. All 
monies received toward the 
class gift will be held in one 
quasi-endowment fund, with 6 
percent of the total fund avail- 
able for expenditure each year. 
As a last resort, in the case of 
personal tragedy or extreme 
need, the fund may be spent in 
its entirety with the approval of 
the dean of the faculty, the In- 
ternational Committee, the 
1990 class representative to the 
Alumni/ ae Board, and the Board 
of Trustees of the seminary. 

The Class of 1990 at Union 
Theological Seminary in 
Virginia has made a statement. 
They not only see the presence 
of international students on 
their campus as a valuable 
component of their ministerial 
training and experience, but 
they have expanded their con- 
cepts of faith to include a global 
witness. □ 

Is It the coffee that's hot, or is it the topic? 

Coffee breaks at the seminary's July 2-13 Interpreting the Faith con- 
ference seemed a good time to debate the pros and cons of the professor's 
viewpoint. Over 100 attending the conference came for intellectual 
stimulation, personal reflection, and research. They also enjoyed the 
opportunity to share thoughts and experiences with others in the ministry. 

Seminary Sends Caravan to Raleigh-Durham Area 

A busload of students and 
faculty from Union Theologial 
Seminary in Virginia will leave 
on Saturday, September 29, on 
their fall caravan weekend to 
visit Presbyterian churches in 
the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. 
This caravan's destination will 
be the western part of New 
Hope Presbytery in the 
Raleigh-Durham area of North 

Members of White 
Memorial Presbyterian Church 
in Raleigh, led by its pastor. Dr. 
H. Edwin Pickard (UTS '46), 
will arrange the Saturday eve- 
ning meal for caravaners and 
representatives from host 
churches. President T. Hartley 
Hall IV will bring greetings 
from the seminary and intro- 

duce participating seminary 
students and faculty. The fol- 
lowing day, seminary repre- 
sentatives will preach, teach, or 
speak in Presbyterian churches 
throughout the area. 

Union Seminary is one of 
the few seminaries in the 
country to send caravans of 
students and faculty into con- 
gregations on a regular basis. 
Its two yearly caravans serve to 
highlight the joint mission of 
church and seminary in en- 
couraging and nurturing men 
and women for ordained min- 
istry. Caravans give students a 
chance to preach and witness 
the life of the local parish; at the 
same time they afford churches 
the opportunity for dialogue 
with the seminary. □ 


Churches host summer 

In the cooperative effort of 
church and seminary to pro- 
vide training for the 
denomination's future mini- 
sters, many congregations in 
the presbyteries provide 
hands-on ministry training for 
seminary students during the 
summer months. 

Pastors work with Dr. Kur- 
tis C. Hess, Union Theological 
Seminary director of field 
education and placement, to 
qualify to meet the seminary's 
standards as supervisors. 

Students, area churches, 
and pastors participating in 
the intern program this sum- 
mer are listed below by pres- 


Choonki Kim, Glen Burnie 
Korean, Glen Burnie, MD, The 
Rev. Chang Eun Chung 

Coastal Carolina 

Margaret Jill S. Johnson, 

Bethesda, Aberdeen, N.C., Dr. 
John R. Wall 

Camille Grady Sherrod, 

Red Springs, Red Springs, 
N.C., Dr. Joseph Welker, Jr. 

Eastern Virginia 

Mary Catherine Miller, 

First, Virginia Beach, Va., Dr. 
J. Scottie Griffin 

The James 

Eugene H, Breitenberg, Jr. 

All Souls, Richmond, The Rev. 
William G. Cooley 
David P. Dwight, Third, 
Richmond, The Rev. William 
R. Long 

Lee Zehmer, Laurel, Glen 
Allen, Va., The Rev. Gerald 

New Hope 
Arthur L. Lodge 

Howard Memorial, Tarboro, 
N.C., The Rev. Robert E. 
Burns HI 

The Peaks 

Frank B. Avery, Jr., Bed- 
ford, Bedford, Va., Dr. Richard 
N. Boyce 


William S. Hannah, First, 
Lexington, N.C., Dr. James H. 


Gray V. Chandler, Second, 
Staunton, Va., The Rev. T. 
Dennis Walker 
Douglass D. Key, Bethel, 
Staunton, Va., The Rev. Clif- 
ford D. Caldwell 

West Virginia 

Bill Stanley III, Marlinton, 
Marlinton, W.V., The Rev. 
Richard L. Newkirk 

The Presbyterian News, August 1990, Page 9 

"Diploma" had double meaning for Jae-Hie Kim Lee of Seoul, Korea. She received two degrees, 
a master of divinity from Union Seminary and a master of arts from the Presbyterian School of 
Christian Education. Fellow PSCE graduate Anne Morgan, right, congratulates Jae-Hie. 

Union Seminary graduates sixty in May 

RICHMOND, Va.— The 1990 
Graduates of Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary in Virginia are 
listed below by degree. 

Master of Divinity 

Greg Albert, Newport 
News, Va. 

Charles Nicholson Bowdler, 
Richmond, Va. 

Katharina Dorothea Kop- 
plin Brandt, Farmville, Va. 

Margia Patricia Little 
Brandt, Richmond, Va. 

Michael David Bush, Lexi- 
ngton, Ky. 

John Scott Carpenter, 
Camarillo, Calif. 

William Nelson Clarke, 
Sacramento, Calif. 

Michael Bruce Compton, 

Mission Court welcomes 
two new trustees to board 

RICHMOND, Va.— Two new 
trustees were welcomed 
during the May 2-3 annual 
meeting of the Board of Trus- 
tees of Mission Court. 

Joining the board were 
Katharine Dunavan from 
the Presbs^ery of the Peaks 
and Dot Hopper from the 
Presbjrtery of Western North 

Estabhshed in 1920, Mis- 
sion Court houses mis- 
sionaries on home assign- 
ment. In recent years, interna- 
tional students at the adjacent 
Presbyterian School of Chris- 
tian Education and Union 
Theological Seminary have 
also resided in the 12 fur- 
nished apartments. 

Mission Court is changing 
with the times. Promotional 
materials are being used to 
educate people about the ser- 
vices it provides, said 
spokesperson Mary Frances 

Mission Court residents are 
interested, capable and avail- 
able as speakers for Pres- 
byterian Women, churches, 
etc. Schedules may be ar- 
ranged by writing Mission 
Court, 1206 Rennie Ave., Apt. 
1, Richmond, VA 23227, or 
calling (804) 355-0965. 

Representing other pres- 
byteries at the annual meeting 
were the following trustees: 
Peggy Reinhold, Abingdon; 
Carolyn Shaffer, Baltimore; 

Bobbye Howell, Charlotte; 
Martha Huffine, Coastal 
Carolina; Betty Peterson, 
Eastern Virginia; Kay Twing, 
New Castle; Mariella 
Andrews, Shenandoah; and 
Margaret Mary Lev^ds, West 

Also attending were 
Carolyn Johnson, Joy Mingis, 
Mary Frances Gravitt, Ann 
Sanford, Jean Bear, Sandy 
Sieben, Jean Bynum and 
Sherrill Todd, all from The 

Mary B. Crawford, Dr. Mc- 
Kennie Goodpasture, and Life 
Members Manie Grant and 
Buford Dexter and the 
Keegans (host couple) were 
also in attendance. 

Glen Allen, Va. 

Jean Mary Hill Cooley, 
Richmond, Va. 

Gale Hodkinson Cooper, 
Richmond, Va. 

Gene Brumfield Edmunds, 
Roanoke, Va. 

Stephen Thomas Emick, 
Scranton, Penn. 

Dorothy Stevenson Finn, 
Drexel Hill, Penn. 

James Daniel Freeman, 
McAllen, Texas 

Phyllis Snyder Goode, 
Winston-Salem, N.C. 

Christopher Gail Hem- 
brough, Mechanicsville, Va. 

Glenn Mitchell Hink, 
Woodinville, Wash. 

Robert Frazer Hinman, 
Burlington, N.C. 

Robert Moberg Howard, 
Darlington, S.C. 

Elizabeth Irene Hutton, 
Heath Springs, S.C. 

Paul Gragory Johnson, 
Danville, Va. 

Jeffrey Wayne Jones, 
Farmville, Va. 

Michael Roy Jones, 
Portsmouth, Va. 

James Edward Keegan, 
Nitro, W.Va. 

Jae-Hie Kim Lee, Seoul, 
South Korea 

William Carter Lester, Jr., 
Richmond, Va. 

Robert Paul Lockwood, 
Richmond, Va. 

Teresa Lynn Major, 
Mechanicsville, Va. 

Nancy Ann Martin, Cam- 
den, Ark. 

William Parramore Mat- 
thews, Jr., Hampton, Va. 

Mary Allison Messick-Wat- 
kins, Davidson, N.C. 

Robert Messick-Watkins, 
Marion, N.Y. 

Robert Campbell More- 
house, Jr., Mobile, Ala. 

David William Nash, Jr., 

Winchester retirement community changes name, starts cottage development 

minster-Canterbury of Win- 
chester has changed its name 
to Shenandoah Valley West- 

minster-Canterbury. The new 
name was chosen to better 
reflect the regional nature of 
the retirement community. 

Proposed cottage at Shenandoah Westminster-Canterbury 

The facility is owned and 
operated by a non-profit cor- 
poration and is managed by an 
area board of trustees ap- 
pointed by the Episcopalian 
and Presbyterian churches. It 
is open to people of all faiths. 

Shenandoah Valley West- 
minster-Canterbury is offer- 
ing several new features. 

After studjdng the needs of 
area residents age 65 and 
older, the retirement com- 
munity has developed new op- 
tions and services. Entrance 
fees have been reduced and 
are now offered with up to 100 
percent refundability. Agree- 
ments for extensive life care or 

modified continuing care are 

In the preliminary stages of 
development is a new Cottage 
Program at Shenandoah Val- 
ley Westminster-Canterbury. 
The two-bedroom, two bath 
cottages are designed for per- 
sons who prefer a more tradi- 
tional, neighborhood setting. 

Some custom options — in- 
cluding Florida rooms, 
garages, fireplaces, built-in 
microwaves — are available. 

Shenandoah Valley West- 
minster-Canterbury is located 
on Route 522 North in 
Winchester. The phone num- 
ber is (703) 665-0156. 

Canton, N.C. 

Jeffrey Payne Paschal, Gaf- 
fney, S.C. 

Robin Lynn Schreiber, 
Cleveland, Ohio 

Kenneth Sinclair, Char- 
lotte, N.C. 

John Eric Skidmore, 
Montreat, N.C. 

Patricia Diane Stern, River- 
side, Calif. 

Philip Edward Thompson, 
Richmond, Va. 

Louis Michel Williams, 
Charlotte, N.C. 

Christopher Aaron Yim, 
Annandale, Va. 

Doctor of Ministry 

Randal L. Bremer, Mid- 
lothian, Va. 

Carl Willard Dumford, 
Taylorsville, N.C. 

Daniel Steven Williams, 
Hollidaysburg, Penn. 

Master of Theology 

Andrews Appiah Aboagye, 
Pepease-Kwahu, E/R Ghana, 
West Africa 

Christopher Kwaku Ahor- 
ble, Abetifi, Ghana, West 

Seth Kwami Asamoah, Ho, 
Volta Region, Ghana, West 

Jacob Akwasi Atuahene- 
Nsowaah, Hwidiem B/A, 
Ghana, West Africa 

Jeremiah Phelphs Cham- 
berlain, New Berlin, N.Y. 

David Cortes-Fuentes, San 
Sebastian, Puerto Rico 

Guy Matthew Glass, Plant 
City, Fla. 

Jeffrey Robert McPhee, 
Ascot, Queensland, Austral. 

Mehamat Kita Sembiring, 
Bogor, Indonesia 

William Benton Sweetser, 
Jr., Jacksonville, Fla. 

Doctor of Philosophy 

Anita Jean Baly, Richmond, 

Carl Branson Bridges, Jr., 
Knoxville, Tenn. 

Roy Alvin Harrisville III, 
Litchfield, Minn. 

Harry William Hughes, St. 
Louis, Mo. 

Ray Carlton Jones, Jr., 
Canton, S.D. 


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Pre sby terian Family Ministrie s 

Barium Springs Home for Children 

Vol. VII, No. 7 

August 1990 

Lisa S. Crater, Editor 

Graduate wants to help others 
as others have helped her 

"The PAL (Preparation for 
Adult Living) program helped 
me to finish high school," said 
LeMenniae Camack, the 
program's only graduate in 
1990. "I had the discipline to 
finish, but nowhere to live in 
order to do so." 

The PAL program, part of 
the Adolescent Center, is for 
older youth (ages 1 6 to 20) who 
experience less significant so- 
cial, emotional or academic 
problems than youth in the 
Adolescent Center, but who 
need specialized guidance and 
programming to help them 
prepare for adulthood. 

PAL youth attend public 
school, hold part-time jobs, 
and form relationships in the 
community while meeting pro- 
gram expectations. They learn 
certain life skills, such as 
maintaining checking and 
savings accounts, interview- 
ing for jobs or college, fixing 
nutritious and economic 
meals, and many other 
everyday tasks which they will 
have to perform when they are 
on their own. 

LeMenniae came to the 
PAL program in July of 1989. 
She attended South Iredell 
High School, where she 
graduated June 8, 1990. Her 
plans for the future include 
two years at a local community 
college; then she hopes to 
transfer to the University of 
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 
where she would like to study 

"I know how it feels to be 
abused," said LeMenniae. "I'd 
like to get a degree in psychol- 
ogy, and then maybe I could 
help other kids who were 
abused too." 

LeMenniae praised PAL 
Residential Coordinators 


Miss Lorena Hall, Class of 
1958, died of cancer in Wade, 
N.C. during the last week of 
May 1990. 

Miss Hall was active in her 
church and was choir leader 
for 20 years. She is survived by 
three sisters who also 
graduated from Barium 
Springs: Mrs. Janice H. Mc- 
Kinney of Burlington; Mrs. 
Lula Belle Sexton of Graham; 
and Mrs. Leona H. Buchannon 
of Roxeboro. 

Mrs. Ruth Lowrance 
Rhyne died on May 18, 1989 
in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Mrs. Ruth Foote 
Humphrey, wh6 was at 
Barium Springs from 1911 to 
1 91 7 , died April 1 , 1 986 at the 
age of 82. 

She was born in Carthage, 
N.C. to Dannie J. and Henry 
Alexander Foote and was at 
Barium with two sisters. 
Myrtle and Frances. Her 
father was editor of the Moore 
County News, and passed 
av/ay in 1910. 

Lemenniae Camack 

Lynn Gamble and Bob Sham- 

Ms. Gamble has been there 
for me," said LeMenniae. 
"She's not judgmental, yet 
she's stern when she needs to 
be. And Mr. Shamrock has 
been like a father to me. He 
preaches a little too much, but 
I love him anjrway." 

LeMenniae enjoys writing. 
She has written over 300 
poems since the age of 14, and 
is writing an autobiography, 
which she has proudly titled 
"Scared of Tomorrow: Should I 
live or Should I die!" 

"I've decided to live," she 
says. "Maybe I can make a dif- 
ference for others who feel the 
way I've felt in the past." 

LeMenniae wrote the fol- 
lowing message for the 
classmates and friends she left 
behind at South Iredell. 

"If I had a brother or sister 
coming to this school next 
year, this would be my advice 
to him or her. 

This is a new beginning for 
you — a new step of starting 

At the school you just left, 
you were the oldest and the 
wisest. Now you're at the bot- 
tom, making a way for yourself 
and finding out 'where do I fit 

I would like for you to look 
at this as a step up, not as a 
total new beginning, but as a 
continuance on the steps of 

excuse us! 

In the June issue of the Pres- 
byterian Family Ministries, 
there was an article about 
Adolescent Center Residential 
Coordinator Earl Blackmon 
receiving the 1990 Child Care 
Worker of the Year Award 
from the North Carolina Child 
Care Association (NCCCA). 

We failed to mention that 
there were two persons chosen 
for this award this year. 
Elouise B. Brown, Chil- 
dren's Home in Winston- 
Salem, was also given the dis- 
tinctive honor of being chosen 
as Child Care Worker of the 

We apologize for not men- 
tioning this earlier. 

When I came to high school, 
I would do silly things to fit in; 
but I must tell you that being 
someone other than yourself 
isn't going to be fun. Letting 
people see your true colors will 
help you not be alone and find 
someone that you can really 
relate to. 

I know that being accepted 
is a big part of life right now. 
But throughout life, you will 
only have a few real friends. So 
don't feel like it's the end of the 
world when you don't, in your 
eyes, have enough, or are not 
pretty enough. 

YOU are beautiful in so 
many ways, but in a unique, 
classy way you are a fighter, 
not a quitter or a follower. 

Be a leader because you are 
a leader. Help the ones who 
don't have what you have, be- 
cause helping others can help 
you help yourself. 

There's one more thing. If 
you can start this, maybe 
others will pick it up, so by the 
time you get to where I am, 
hopefully, I pray, the people at 
school will be more caring and 
not so hurtful. 

You are like everyone else; 
you want to be treated with 

it seems 

Earle Frazier, ACSW 
Executive Director 

A letter from an official of 
synod states, "It has been a 
rocky road along the way this 
spring in trying to work out 
new synod relationships. I 
hope that the way will be 
smoother soon." 

As I talk with pres- 
byterians, many are lamenting 
the passing of their former 
synods, while others are 
resenting the new, larger 
Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. At 
the recent meeting of Synod, 
there were calls for coopera- 
tion, inclusiveness, under- 

standing, etc. 

We have the wherewithal to 
effect the mission of the church 
in our region. The question is, 
"Will we?" I join the synod offi- 
cial in the hope that we will 
work together to smooth the 
way rather than continuing to 
invest in rocks. The time is at 
hand for us to decide if we want 
to be the church in this region. 

Gail Watts, far right, recently celebrated her 20th year at 
Barium Springs Home for Children. She is Administra- 
tive Assistant to the Adolescent Center Director, Abe 

Visiting Scotsman donates time, talent 

Greg Bannerman from Aber- 
deen, Scotland spent a better 
part of his three-week vaca- 
tion in the United States 
teaching soccer tips to the 
youth at the Adolescent Cen- 
ter of Barium Springs Home 
for Children. 

Bannerman was riding 
through Barium Springs when 
he noticed the soccer field. He 
found out that the field 
belonged to the Home, and 
went to the Adolescent Center 
where he spoke with Joyce 
Shepard, a teacher at the 
Adolescent Center school who 
coaches the Barium soccer 
team, about donating his ser- 
vices to the Home as a soccer 
instructor during his vacation. 

Bannerman worked with an 
average of 12 boys and girls at 
the Center for an hour a day, 
three days a week, helping 
develop both their skills and 
game strategies. Some of these 
youth played for select soccer 
teams in their communities. 

Shepard said that the 
youths had learned a great 
deal about soccer from Greg, 
but they had also learned a 
great deal about camaraderie 
and team spirit from him too. 

"The change in them when 
they get involved in something 
they enjoy is remarkable," said 
Bannerman. "They let bar- 
riers drop when they get on the 
soccer field, and they learn 
how to help each other out in a 
common goal instead of shut- 
ting everyone out." 

Bannerman said he loves to 
help young people who want to 
play soccer because he grew up 
on a farm in northern Scotland 

Greg Bannerman, right foreground, works on soccer 
techniques with Adolescent Center youth 

where he had no one to help 
him practice. He began play- 
ing when he was four or five, 
and he taught his collie how to 
return the ball to him so he 
could practice. Since then, he's 
tried to help interested 
children when he can. 

Bannerman played for the 
British Army at the age of 15 
and also in the Highland 
League, a semi-professional 
soccer league in Scotland. 
Teams in this league and 
others vie for a chance to go to 
the Scottish Cup. 


Barium Springs Home for Children 



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The Presbyterian News, August U>90, Page li 

Bible Study — Lesson 1, August 1990 

The Church in Acts: The Community 
Empowered by God's Spirit Acts 2.1-21 

This month Union Theological Seminary As- 
sociate Professor Rebecca Harden Weaver starts 
a new set of Bible study lesson guides. The 
Presbyerian Women's Bible Study for 1990-91 
is Tongues of Fire: Power for the Church Today 
by Clarice J. Martin. It is available through the 
Horizons Bible Study Distribution Center. Call 
toll free 1-800-272-5484. 


The Acts of the Apostles was written sometime 
between A. D. 70 and 100 as a companion piece 
to the Gospel According to Luke. The 
preponderance of evidence suggests that both 
books had the same author, who has conven- 
tionally been called Luke. 

Purpose of Acts 

The connection between the Gospel and Acts 
is suggested by the fact that both books begin 
with a brief statement addressed to someone 
identified only as Theophilus. As the purpose of 
writing the Gospel had been to provide 
Theophilus with a narrative of "all that Jesus 
began to do and teach, until the day when he 
was taken up," (Acts 1.1-2), the purpose of Acts 
was to provide him with a further narrative of 
the events that characterized the formation 
and spread of the church. The author seems 
intent upon reassuring the reader that the 
emergence of the church was in direct con- 
tinuity with the events related in the 
Gospel: the Jesus known through the Gospel 
account is also the risen Lord now encountered 
in the church. 

The Challenges of the Early Church 

What Acts offers us, therefore, is a window 
on early Christianity. After the ascension of 
Jesus his followers were faced with an enor- 
mous task. Stated baldly, they had to decide 
what it meant to be Christians without the 
benefit of precedents or models to guide 
them. Of course, they were Jews, but because 
they believed that the God of Israel had acted 
in a radically new fashion in Jesus, they could 
not simply continue in their old patterns of 
belief and practice. 

Fairly quickly these first Christians were 
faced with some awesome questions. In order 
to preach about Jesus, they had to clarify their 
own beliefs about him, particularly, his 
relationship to the God of Israel. Furthermore, 
as more and more Gentiles became believers, 
the church had to determine which elements 
from Judaism could and should be dropped and 
which ones must be maintained as essen- 
tial. Christians also had to decide how they 
should relate to the surrounding culture, in- 
cluding the pagan state. And as women came 
into prominence within this new movement, 
decisions had to be made regarding their ap- 
propriate role. Even the elements of worship 
and organizational structure had to be deter- 

Question for consideration: To what ex- 
tent are we today confronted by the same kinds 
of issues that the early church faced? 

Resources for the Task 

What the author of Acts sought to 
demonstrate was that the earliest believers, in 
confronting these monumental decisions, were 
not left to their own devices. They had access to 
resources that enabled them to remain faithful 

Dr. Weaver 

to the Jesus of the Gospel. Three of these 
resources dominate the second chapter of 
Acts: (1) the accounts of eye-witnesses, (2) the 
Hebrew scriptures, and (3) the Holy Spirit. 

(1) The chapter begins with the followers of 
Jesus gathered in prayer. It is they who first 
receive the outpouring of the Spirit, and it is 
they who are the first to proclaim the 
gospel. Moreover, it is one of the Twelve, Peter 
in fact, who gives the first sermon (2.14). Thus 
it is the trustworthy testimony of eye-witnesses 
that sets the pattern for all 
later testimony. 

(2) What stands out imme- 
diately in Peter's sermon is 
his use of Hebrew scriptures 
(Joel 2:29-32). The meaning 
of scripture and of present ex- 
perience were interpreted by 
reference to each other. Luke 
had already reported that on 
Easter the risen Lord had ex- 
plained to his followers those 
matters in the scriptures that 
referred to him (Lk 24:27), 
and now they continued this 
process on behalf of others. 
(3) The third resource on which these first 
Christians relied was the Holy Spirit. The gift 
of the Spirit is portrayed by the author of Acts 
as a direct fulfillment of the promise made by 
Jesus immediately prior to his ascension (Lk 
24:49; Acts 1.8). Peter also interprets the event 
as fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecy. 
It is the Spirit, therefore, that ultimately en- 
sures the continuity between the earthly min- 
istry of Jesus and the ministry of the com- 
munity of the risen Jesus. It is only with the 
outpouring of the Spirit that the community is 
enabled to understand its own message and 
empowered to proclaim it. 

Questions for consideration: In what 
ways do the resources available to the first 
Christians function also for us? What means 
do we employ to insure the fidelity of our wit- 

The Gift of the Holy Spirit 

A question that we might raise today, how- 
ever, concerns the precise character of the gift 
of "other tongues" (2:4). The effect of the gift on 
this occasion seems to have been the transfor- 
mation of the once-timid followers of Jesus into 
highly effective witnesses. The author of Acts 
even describes them as speaking in foreign 
languages (2:4,6,8,11). 

The gift of "tongues" we find here differs, 
therefore, from the gift of "tongues" mentioned 
elsewhere in Acts (10.46; 19.6) and in I Corin- 
thians 14. In these other instances the gift 
seems to refer to ecstatic, unintelligible speech, 
and, in fact, the phenomenon of glossolalia 
seems to have been an important feature of 
some early Christian communities. In all in- 
stances in Acts the phenomenon is treated as a 
divine gift. 

As remarkable as some of these early expres- 
sions of the work of the Spirit may seem, it is 
important to note that the operation of the 
Spirit is described in Acts as a highly public 
action. The emphasis is not on the individual 
recipient but on the wider community. The 
bestowal of the Spirit empowered the church to 
proclaim the gospel to the world. 

Question for consideration: How might 
we understand the work of the Spirit today? 

Interfaith TV network expands programming hours 

NEW YORK, N.Y.— The 
Vision Interfaith Satellite 
Network (VISN), expanded its 
programming day to 24 hours 
beginning July 2. The decision 
to increase VISN's program- 
ming hours was based upon 
widespread affiliate and 
viewer requests for round-the- 
clock service. 

As part of this new expan- 
sion, VISN will add 13 new 

series to its broad-based 
schedule of documentaries, 
drama, music, worship and 
children's programming. 

Highlights of the new series 
slated for prime time and 
other dayparts include such 
diverse programs as "Heart of 
the Matter," a current affairs 
report; "Keepers of the Earth," 
and environmental documen- 
tary series; "Family Pictures," 

drama series; "Encounter," in- 
terviews and profiles; "Sacred 
Songs, Sacred Spaces," a 
music series; and "Join In!," a 
series for children. 

VISN was recently honored 
with the CINE Golden Eagle 
Award and a New York Emmy 
for its critically acclaimed 
documentary, "Faithful 
Defiance: A Portrait of Des- 
mond Tutu." 

The Presbyterian Predicament: Six Perspectives. Milton 
J. Coalter, John M. Mulder and Louis B. Weeks, series editors. 
Essays by Robert Wuthnow, Edward W. Farley, Barbara G. 
Wheeler, Benton Johnson, Gayraud S. Wilmore, and Barbara 
Brown Zikmund. Westminster / John Knox Press. 1990. 180 pp. 
Paper. $12.95. 

Presbyterians, one of the three original denominations of 
America's religious mainstream, remained at the center of na- 
tional influence for nearly two centuries. However, in the past 
25 years, along with the rest of the Protestant mainstream, they 
have suffered — losing one-third of their members. As part of a 
long-term effort to encourage examination of that phenomenon. 
The Presbyterian Predicament, first of a seven-volume series, a 
case study of one denomination, examines the conditions, 
whether theological, cultural, ecclesiastical, or political, that lie 
behind the symbol of shifting allegiances. 

These six perspectives from different disciplines approach 
the theme from various viewpoints, each striving to analyze The 
Presbyterian Predicament and offer an interpretation and re- 

One essay traces the decline of Presbyterianism to the decline 
of American denominationalism generally, while another advo- 
cates serious recovery of biblical and theological inquiry. One 
contributor explores the character of particular churches as 
congregations, and another examines the demise of a "Pres- 
byterian" Sabbath observance. One chronicles the journey of 
Black Presbyterians through the twentieth century, while the 
last notes how theology has changed under the unprecedented 
impact of women entering the ministry. These six essays com- 
bine to form and shape an analysis of the experience of one 
mainline church's predicament. 

The series editors are from Louisville Presbyterian Theo- 
logical Seminary. Milton J. Coalter is library director and as- 
sociate professor of bibliography and research; John M. Mulder 
is president and professor of historical theology; and Louis B. 
Weeks is dean and professor of church history. 

When You Are Facing Change. By J. Bill Ratliff 
Westminster / John Knox Press. 1989. 142 pp. Paper. $9.95. 

This is the second volume in the Resources for Living series 
edited by Andrew D. Lester. It discusses the changes, both 
chosen and unchosen, that we encounter, and how in these 
unique circumstances there is the possibility for new beginnings 
and experiences. 

The author, an assistant professor of applied theology at 
Earlham College in Indiana, raises the questions of change. He 
acknowledges that change is an organic part of the creation. To 
have a beginning and an end as a created being means that 
change is built into the created order. However, change is 
alternatively welcomed and resisted. 

Ratliff recognizes the ambivalence of change and acknow- 
ledges the stress and the faith implications. The reader is then 
led through the transition and encouraged to view change with 
new eyes, expecting surprising and satisfying rewards from the 
transition process. 

When You Are Facing Change sees change occurring to per- 
sons in two primary contexts, one the family and the other the 
community of faith. Throughout this book these two identifiable 
resources are seen as either helping or impeding the process of 

A Teachable Spirit: Recovering the Teaching Office in 
the Church. By Richard Robert Osmer. Westminster / John 
Knox Press. 1990. Paper. 301 pp. $14.95. 

"In A Teachable Spirit Richard Osmer has written what may 
be the book in Christian education for the decade of the 1990s. 
Osmer's book dissects the contemporary malaise of mainline 
churches and proposes a solid, yet visionary foundation for a 
third way that goes beyond tepid liberalism on the one hand and 
rigid new-conservatism on the other. This book challenges pas- 
tors and laity to reclaim the teaching office of the church. It is 
indispensable for leaders of the church and for academicians in 
theology and religious education." — James Fowler, Candler 
Professor of Theology and Human Development, Emory Univer- 
sity, Atlanta, Ga. 

Mainline Protestantism, says Osmer, faces a difficult task in 
noting the absence of an authentic teaching office in its contem- 
porary life. Reflecting on this absence, individuals are left to sort 
out their own understanding of God and the moral life or turn 
to groups that offer absolutes to fill experienced voids. A third 
way between this individualism and authoritarianism is the 
thesis of this book. 

Osmer argues and urges mainline churches to make their 
unique contribution to the American scene by recovering a 
stronger understanding of the teaching office. 

A precondition for recovery is the cultivation of a teachable 
spirit: an openness to the instruction of others that is grounded 
in a strong affirmation of the sovereignty of God and an aware- 
ness of personal and corporate sin. 

Osmer is assistant professor of Christian education at Union 
Theological Seminary in Virginia. 





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Retreats planned 

The Presbytery of New Hope 
Youth Committee has an- 
nounced plans for an exciting 
two-day 1990 fall beach 
retreat at the Sheraton in At- 
lantic Beach from Nov. 2-4, for 
senior highs (grades 9-12) and 
their advisors. 

The theme for the retreat 
will be Working Together in 
the Body of Christ. Conference 
speaker is Jimmy Hawkins 
with entertainment provided 
by 93 DLX Sound Factory. 

The approximate cost of the 
retreat will be $40-$45. 
Scholarships are available ac- 
cording to need. Send in your 
registrations as soon as pos- 
sible to Ms. Debbie Pearson, 
Camp New Hope, P. O. Box 
16295, Chapel Hill, NC 
27516. Checks should be made 

payable to the Presbytery of 
New Hope. 

In addition to the Beach 
Retreat, two exciting spring 
retreats are also being 
planned for 1991. The Senior 
High Spring Retreat will be 
held at Camp New Hope, April 
12-14. A middle school (grades 
6-8) spring retreat will also be 
held at Camp New Hope, May 
3-5. Both retreats will have an 
estimated charge of ap- 
proximately $35 per par- 

All questions concerning 
any of the above retreats 
should be directed to George 
Murray, Wanoca Presbyterian 
Church, 921 East 6th St., 
Washington, NC 27889. 
Telephone: (919) 975-3024. 

Growing together 

Wonderin' how your church 
will staff church school and 
other program offerings? 
Wishing' you could talk with 
other church leaders about is- 
sues and problems? Searchin' 
for ideas and varied ways to 
manage missions, make lesson 
plans and sing more lustily? 
Lookin' for ways to make the 
liturgical cycle the model for 
wholeness and meaning in 
personal and cultural life? 

Your wish will be granted 
September 22 at Wilson First 
Presbyterian Church. New 

Hope's leadership training 
event begins at 9:00 that 
morning and sends you on 
your way full of energy at 3:00. 
Seminar leaders come from a 
variety of pockets on the patch 
work of Presbyterianism's 
map: Hein, Holt, Isbell, Leith, 
Dew, Edwards, Ridenour and 
so on! 

This is your "Sweepstakes" 
dream come true. Gather as 
much wealth as you can so 
your church can grow together 
with others in New Hope Pres- 

Need C.E. help? 

The Christian Education Com- 
mittee of The Presb3i:ery of 
New Hope has a list in the 
office of qualified consultants 
who would be more than will- 
ing to help you in the areas of: 



Youth Church School 
Youth Fellowship 
Broadly Graded 
Work Camps 
Older Adults 

Church Libraries 
Children in Worship 
Children at the 

Lord's Table 
Adult Education 
Church School 

Recruiting, Training & 

Support of Teachers 
Family Enrichment 
Church School 

Summer Activities 
Youth Retreats 

We are asking that you pay 
expenses. An honorarium may 
be paid if that is within your 
budget. For more information, 
please contact Marilyn Hein 

Mark your calendar 

Sept. 22 Growing together - Wilson First 
Sept. 28-29 A New Day Dawning - Rocky Mount 
Nov. 2-4 Senior High Retreat (grades 9-12) 

- Atlantic Beach 
April 12-14, 1991 Senior High Spring Retreat 

- Camp New Hope 
May 3-5, 1991 Middle School (grades 6-8) Spring Retreat 
- Camp New Hope 

Information needed 

Do you know of exciting things 
happening in your church or in 
the presbytery? Please share 
these events with others by 
sending pictures and articles 

to Sylvia Goodnight, Rt. 16, 
Box 150, Greenville, NC 
27858 or call (919) 756-3991. 
Pictures and articles will be 
returned if requested. 

Outreach Ministries Unit has dinner 

A special dinner meeting in- 
cluding all the committee 
members and at-large mem- 
bers of presbytery's Outreach 
Ministries Unit was held on 
June 7 at the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Rocky 

Mount. The theme for the 
meeting was "The Vision of the 
Presbytery, Through Out- 
reach." The keynote speaker 
was Al Thomas, executive 
presbyter and stated clerk of 
the presbytery. 

August 1990 

Sylvia Goodnight, Editor 

A New Day Dawning 

It is likely that you have 
friends who are not Chris- 
tians. Yet most of us would 
have a hard time telling others 
about the faith that is at the 
center of our lives. 

Or perhaps your local con- 
gregation needs to grow, and 
there are people in your neigh- 
borhood who desperately need 
to be a part of your church 
family. How do you get the two 

The Rev. Ray Cobb, pastor 
of Triangle Presbyterian 
Church and the moderator of 
our presbytery's evangelism 
committee, summed up this 
dilemma well when he said: 
"We agree that evangelism 
should be a priority for the 
church, but we wonder how we 
can do evangelism in an effec- 
tive way that allows us to be 
true to our theology and tradi- 
tion as Presbyterians." 

The Evangelism Committee 

Aid request due 

Small churches needing finan- 
cial assistance have a new 
committee created especially 
to address their needs, the 
Church Program Support 

Until vacancies on the com- 
mittee are filled by presbytery, 
small churches needing finan- 
cial assistance in 1991 should 
send their requests to the at- 
tention of Sandy McGeachy at 
the office of presbytery, Suite 
136, Station Square, Rocky 
Mount, NC 27804. 

New church developments 
and redevelopment congrega- 
tions will continue to relate to 
the New Church Development 
and Redevelopment Commit- 
tee. They should send their re- 
quests to that committee's 
moderator, Bill Goodnight, Rt. 
2, Box 119, Winterville, NC 

Requests should be made in 
July to insure consideration of 
all needs prior to the commit- 
tees submitting their budget 

New manual 

The New Church Develop- 
ment and Redevelopment 
Committee of the Presbytery 
of New Hope is developing a 
manual to guide the develop- 
ment of new congregations 
within the presbytery. 

The manual will seek to out- 
line the process from the early 
research stage, through pur- 
chase of property, appoint- 
ment of an administratrive 
commission, calling of a mini- 
ster, first worship service, ap- 
pointment of a local steering 
committee, organization into a 
congregation, building of the 
first unit, and eventually join- 
ing with presbytery in estab- 
lishing still another new 
church development. 

Comments and suggestions 
should be directed to Bill 
Goodnight, Rt. 2, Box 119, 
Winterville, NC 28590. 

is planning a special con- 
ference that will help us be 
effective Presbyterians in this 
important task. 

The conference will be held 
on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 
28-29 at the Sheraton Hotel in 
Rocky Mount. Cost of the con- 
ference, including meals, con- 
ference materials and a room 
at the Sheraton will be only 
$25 per person. (Those coming 
to the conference from outside 
the bounds of the Presbytery of 
New Hope will need to pay 

It is hoped that a large 
group from every church will 
come and then carry back their 
excitement and the informa- 
tion to their local settings. 
This is a conference that will 
benefit pastors, officers and 
any lay person with an inter- 
est in their church's growth as 
well as practical and effective 
ways to share the Good News 
of our living faith. 

Guest speaker for the con- 
ference will be Dr. Gary 
Demarest, associate director 
of evangelism for the Evan- 
gelism and Church Develop- 
ment Unit of the Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.). He is also an 

Dr. Gary Demarest 

adjunct professor at Fuller 
Theological Seminary. Before 
taking his current position 
with the denomination. Dr. 
Demarest was pastor of La 
Canada Presbyterian Church 
for 23 years. He is also the 
author of several books. 

Please note the conference 
schedule on this page and send 
in your registration form 
today. Your evangelism com- 
mittee invites all of us to 
Celebrate the New Day Dawn- 
ing in New Hopel 

Conference Schedule 


9:00 p.m. Registration 
6:30 p.m. Dinner 
7:30 p.m. Welcome 
7:45 p.m. Plenary Session 
8:30 p.m. Break 
8:45 p.m. Group Meetings 
9:30 p.m. Conclusion and Fel- 


7:00 a.m. Morning Meditation 

8:00 a.m .Breakfast 

9:00 a.m .Worship 

9:45 a.m. Plenary Session 

10:30 a.m. Break 

10:45 a.m. Group Meetings 

11:30 a.m. Break 

Noon Lunch 

1 :00 p.m. Plenary Session 
1:45 p.m. Break 
2:00 p.m. Group Meetings 
2:45 p.m. Worship and Com- 

Conference Facilities 

The conference will 
be held at the 
Sheraton Hotel in 
Rocky Mount, lo- 
cated just off the 
U.S. 64 bypass 


Practical Help with Evangelism 

Registration Form 



Phone: (home). 


( ) Pastor ( ) Director of Christian Education ( ) Layperson 
Enclosed $ for registration 

Roommate preference 

Make checks payable to: New Hope Presbytery 

Suite 136, Station Square 
Rocky Mount, NC 27804 

Registration deadline is Sept. 10, 1990 


^ The Presbyterian News 

" ofthe Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 

New Hope 
Presbytery News 
See page 12. 

September 1990 

Vol. LVI, Number 8 

Richmond, Va. 

Mrs. MacLeod 
dies, moderator 
hurt in accident 
on interstate 

Helen "Coppie" Boggs Mac- 
Leod, wife of Synod of the Mid- 
Atlantic Moderator John D. 
MacLeod, died Saturday, Aug. 
11, in a car- truck accident on 
1-95 near Rocky Mount, N.C. 

Mrs. MacLeod was killed 
when the car she was driving 
was struck by a truck as she 
pulled onto the interstate 
highway shortly after 10 p.m. 
Dr. MacLeod was riding with 
his wife and received back and 
neck injuries. He was treated 
in a Rocky Mount hospital and 
released four days later. 

A memorial service for Mrs. 
MacLeod was held Sunday, 
Aug. 19 at West Raleigh Pres- 
byterian Church. Harriet Is- 
bell, pastor of West Raleigh 
Church, and Edward A. Mc- 
Leod, pastor of Kings Grant 
Presbyterian Church in Vir- 
ginia Beach, Va., led the ser- 

Mrs. MacLeod was born 
Aug. 30, 1923 in Danville, Va., 
the daughter of William and 
Mattie Boggs. 

An educator, she held 
bachelor's degrees from 
Lynchburg College and the 
Presbyterian School of Chris- 
tian Education. She taught 
nine years in Virginia Beach, 
Va. and was a substitute 
teacher for five years in St. 
Petersburg, Fla. 

Active in the ministry and 
administration of the Pres- 
byterian church since the 
1940s, she taught Bible school 
and worked in the Women's 
Auxiliary, rolling bandages 
during the Korean War. 

She was a former president 
of the women of West Raleigh 
Church, where she received 
her life membership award. 
She was also a former presi- 
dent of Raleigh Church 
Women United and officer in 
the North Carolina Pres- 
b5d;erian Historical Society. 

The MacLeods were mar- 
ried Sept. 18, 1945 in Danville. 

Mrs. MacLeod is survived 
by her husband, two 
daughters, two sons, five 
grandsons and one grand- 

Memorial contributions 
may be sent to West Raleigh 
Presbyterian Church, Box 
5635, Raleigh, NC 27650. 
These will be made into a con- 
tribution to the Presbyterian 
Women's Scholarship Fund of 
the Presbyterian Church, 

Come and See What God Has Done 

Inside this issue some of you will 
receive a special four-page 
mission insert tri-spon- 
sored by your presby- 
tery, the synod, and the 
General Assembly. It 
is being carried in edi- 
tions for Baltimore, 
Eastern Virginia, 
National Capital and 
New Castle presbyter- 
ies. Some other presbyter- 
ies will have inserts in the 
October Presbyterian News. 

Massanetta board 
retains consultants 

Massanetta Springs has 
retained a professional con- 
sulting firm to perform a vi- 
ability study for the conference 

Completion of the study still 
depends upon the successful 
solicitation of funds for this 
purpose. Several presbyteries 
and other sources have been 
approached for financial sup- 
port to help fund the study. 

Kercher, Bacon and As- 
sociates of Cartersville, Ga. 
and Hickory, N.C. has been 
retained to perform the 
viability study at a cost not to 
exceed $18,540. The Mas- 
sanetta task force on re-open- 
ing, chaired by Nancy Clark of 
Germantown, Md., met Aug. 
16-17 in Richmond to 
negotiate with the consult- 

Due to budget constraints, 
the consultants are only 
authorized to prepare a study 
questionnaire. At its Sept. 16- 
17 meeting, the Massanetta 
Springs Board of Trustees will 

review the questionnarie and 
decide if the funds are avail- 
able to continue with the 

If the board votes to cancel 
the study, it will owe about 
$4,000 for the preparation 
phase, said Clark. 

Clark said the decision to 
proceed with the viability 
study is based upon the 
board's desire to have the 
results late this year or early 
in 1991. After receiving the 
report, the board is expected to 
decide whether to reopen the 
conference center, located 
near Harrisonburg, Va. 

A facilities study has been 
postponed until later, said 
Clark. That study will only 
take a week to complete and 
the viability study is more 
critical at this time, she said. 

In other business during 
the July board meeting, the 
trustees elected two more 
members to the board. They 
are Lawson Drinkard III of 
continued on page 4 

Peace leadership 
event set for April 

A synod-wide event for 
peacemaking leaders is in the 
planning stages as the result 
of the first meeting of the 
synod's Peacemaking Partner- 

Peacemaking in the 90s, a 
training event for presbytery 
peacemaking leaders, will be 
held April 26-28, 1991 at the 
Howard Johnsons Midtown 
Hotel in Richmond. 

The conference will seek to 
identify and inform par- 
ticipants about emerging 
peacemaking issues and 
programs. It will also attempt 
to inspire, stimulate and 
stretch their thinking and 
equip them with "how to" sug- 
gestions for program im- 
plementation in the pres- 

Issue presentations sched- 
uled include "Ethical Guide- 
lines for Earth-Keeping," "Na- 
tional Security and World 
Security," and "God Has Many 

Each presbytery in the 
s3rnod will be invited to send 
five representatives to the con- 

The Peacemaking Part- 
nership's initial meeting in 
July started with a presenta- 
tion by Dick Watts of the 
General Assembly's Social 
Justice and Peacemaking 
Unit. He talked about where 
the program is as a whole and 
and made suggestions for the 
synod's partnership efforts in 
peacemaking. The latter in- 
cluded giving peacemaking 
visibility through synod struc- 
tures and events, and working 
at sustaining, supporting and 
helping presbytery peacemak- 
ing committees. 

Three emerging issues were 
identified by the partnership 
group: ecojustice; planetary 
interdependency; and inter- 
faith dialogue and Pres- 
byterian integrity. Issues that 
continue to need attention are 
racial tensions, anti-sersiitism 
and the Klan and other hate 

Betty Buermann of New 
Castle Presb5rtery reported on 
the recent Peacemaking 2000 
event held in Washington, 
D.C. Fifteen hundred persons 
attended the June gathering 
at American University. 

Jean Cooley of the James 
was elected chair and Charles 
Forbes of Baltimore was 
elected vice chair for the 
group. Their election will be 
submitted to the synod's 
Partnership Development 
Unit for approval. 

Other presbytery repre- 
sentatives attending the ini- 
tial meeting of the group were 
Cheryl Duke (interim chair) 
from Roanoke, Va., Janie 
Mountcastle of the Peaks, 
Frank Dew of Salem, Lennart 
Sandquist of Shenandoah, 
Harold McKeithen of Eastern 
Virginia, and Elmon Brown of 
Abingdon. Synod Associate 
Executive Wayne Moulder is 
the staff liaison. 

The Peacemaking Partner- 
ship grew out of a 1988 con- 
sultation on peacemaking at 
Montreat. Partnership mini- 
stries usually cover areas that 
are presbytery-based, but 
benefit from cooperation be- 
tween presbyteries. 

The Peacemaking Part- 
nership's next meeting is 
scheduled for Jan. 9-10, 1991 
at the synod office. 

Nwagbaraocha appointed Barber-Scotia president 

Dr. Joel O. Nwagbaraocha, 
new Barber-Scotia president 

The Presbyterian News 
P.O. Box 27026 
Richmond, VA 23261 
(USPS 604-120) 


CONCORD, N.C— The Board 
of Trustees of Barber-Scotia 
College has appointed Dr. Joel 
O. Nwagbaraocha as president 
of the college. Dr. Nwag- 
baraocha was the vice presi- 
dent for academic affairs and 
professor of education at Voor- 
hees College, Denmark, S.C. 

Prior to that, he was the 
vice president for planning 
and operations analysis and 
professor of Education at Mor- 
gan State University, Bal- 
timore, Md.; director of in- 
stitutional management, aca- 
demic planning and faculty 
development program at the 
Institute for Services to Edu- 
cation, Washington, D.C; and 
a Harvard Teaching Fellow. 

In addition to his respon- 
sibilities at Morgan State and 
Voorhees College, Dr. Nwag- 
baraocha has served as a 
professional consultant to over 
100 post-secondary institu- 
tions including many histori- 
cally black colleges and 
universities. Institution- wide 
planning, budgeting, manage- 
ment and fund procurement 
were the emphases of his con- 
sulting services. 

He also served as consult- 
ant to the U.S. Department of 
Education, American Council 
on Education, United Negro 
College Fund, Moton Institute 
and several other educational 

Dr. Nwagbaraocha received 
a diploma from Cambridge 
University, Cambridge, 
England; a bachelor's degree 
in mathematics and a diploma 

in physics from Norfolk State 
University; a master's of 
education degree and a doc- 
torate of education degree 
with emphasis on education 
planning and management 
from Harvard University. 

He and his wife, Patsy, 
formerly of Memphis, Tenn. 
are the parents of four sons: 
Jason, Erick, Jonathan, and 

Christian Vocation Sunday focus 
is career and personal counseling 

The Synod of the Mid- 
Atlantic's annual observance 
of Christian Vocation Svmday 
was Sept. 2. 

The synod's Career and Per- 
sonal Counseling Service 
prepared and mailed to all 
churches in the synod a packet 
of suggestions on how chur- 
ches could observe the day. 

"Each year a number of con- 
gregations use this Sunday to 
emphasize the connection be- 
tween work, life and faith," 
said Counseling Center Direc- 
tor Dr. Elbert Patton. 

Synod's counseling service 

operates on a basic premise 
that each individual is called 
to serve God through every 
area of life. The purpose of ob- 
serving Christian Vocation 
Sunday is to help the people: 

* understand the concept of 
Christian vocation as the call 
to serve God and humanity 
through every area of life; 

* interpret the place of work 
within the vocation of a Chris- 

*understand how Chris- 
tians' work and working 
relationships witness to .hei;' 

continued p<'^.s;e 4 

Page 2r The Presbj^terian News, September 1990 

Presbyterian Women more than just Presbyterian women 


It has been a summer on the road for 
Presbyterian Women. In June over 700 
women attended the two conferences 
held on the campus of the University of 
Richmond. In July, 113 women from 
this synod went to Iowa for a training 
event for enablers and moderators in 
the synods and presbyteries. 

In August, more went to Montreat 
for the annual women's conference 
planned by the Women's Ministry 
Unit. In the fall, the presbytery PW's 
will be holding more training events 
and spiritual nurture retreats. 

What makes Presbyterian women 
willing to give time for these? 

From the very beginnings of the 

Home Missionary Societies and 
Foreign Missionary Societies, women 
took a lead in raising the money to send 
missionaries and teachers to "the 
field." Barrels of clothing and books 
were sent to the South, the American 
frontier, to Africa and India. Women 
could bake and sew, pack and send — 
but the pastor must be present to pray. 
One early account states "for who 
knows what these women would pray 

Who was the first woman brave 
enough to pray with the women — and 
they to listen? 

As the early missionary societies 
joined into an organization for women 
in the churches, so-called training 
events became the norm. The term 

"empowerment" was not heard of, but 
the principle was the same. Em- 
powered to lead, empowered to know 
the Presbyterian church and its work. 

Empowerment brings with it a 
sense of community, a community of 
common goals, common needs, com- 
mon beliefs. 

One part of my summer on the road 
came when I chose to drive to Iowa and 
then on to Texas. It had been a long- 
time since I'd driven that distance 
rather than fly — but it gave me an op- 
portunity to see the land again. And to 
get off the interstate highway lets one 
see the small towns we stereotype as 
our typical American communities. 
Many are djdng because of highway 
re-routing, declining rail traffic, ex- 
hausted natural resources. People 
have moved away leaving closed stores 
and boarded-up buildings to those who 
had no place to go. 

But other towns and cities are thriv- 
ing because a sense of community was 
present and the common need was to 
make the future productive, not dis- 


The first proposed design for the 
new women's organization for the PC 
(U.S.A.) was entitled "Community of 
Presbyterian Women." Enough of us 
objected to this use of conunvmity that 
it was dropped. It was not that we 
objected to being in community, but 
rather that to declare that we were in 
community meant that others were 

I'm more convinced than ever that 
our premise was correct — community 
cannot be declared. It happens. It hap- 
pens when PW members meet for 
prayer and study, for training for effec- 
tive leadership, for working for mis- 
sion. And our vision and hope is not 
that the community be only women in 
the Presbji;erian Church but women 
everywhere working together in a com- 
mon goal of "witnessing for the promise 
of God's kingdom." 

Anne Treichler of Williamsburg, Va. 
is moderator of the Presbyterian 
Women of the Synod. 


Readers' Response 

Evangelism is essential for survival; National Council criticized 

We have received and read The Pres- 
byterian News, Vol. LVI, Number 6, 
July 1990. 

The headline of the top article of 
Page One begins: "Falling Revenues..." 

On pages 2 and 3 are four state- 

1. "...goals for the synod" 

2. "Charge to the Synod" 

3. "Charge to the Executive" 

4. Statement by the new Synod Ex- 

We note that the responsibility and 
need and practice of evangelism are not 
mentioned nor suggested in any of 
these printed official statements. 

In view of the tragic decline in the 
membership of the Presbyterian 
Church every year for the last twenty 


Published monthly by the 
Synod of the Mid-Atlantic, 
Presbyterian Church, (U.S.A.) 

John Sniffen, Editor 

Carroll Jenkins, 

Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 27026 
Richmond, VA 23261 


Send address changes to 
Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 

P.O. Box 27026 
Richmond, VA 23261 

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Vol. LVI 
September 1990 

August 1990 circulation 

years, we have been and we are dying 
out. It would seem that personal evan- 
gelism should be Number One on any 
present agenda for Presbyterians. If 
we do not recover the persuasion and 
practice of evangelism, the Pres- 
bjrterian Church will become a footnote 
in history in the not-too-distant future. 

Russell Jaberg 
Gainesville, Fla. 

Become Gospel Gossipers 

The Kingdom of God is the rule of 
God in the heart of man. 

It is not a place or a property. 

The Rule of God reaches us through 
Jesus Christ 

To anyone, and everyone who believes 
in Christ. 

It is not work, worries, or wisdom of this 

The Rule of God is now and later, too. 

We are invited to become jolly joiners 
and "gospel gossipers." 

We are to love the unlovable and to feed 
the poor. 

It is not the comforts of this world, or 
walk-in closets. 

The Rule of God is loving everybody, our 
kind and other kinds. 

Loving God enables us to love ourselves 
and others as ourselves. 

Love is faith in action, and hope for 
future glory. 

Love is forgiving, not having grudges or 

The Kingdom of God is the place of the 
repair of broken hearts. 

The Rule of God is to become a servant 
of many, 

To give one's everything to win a soul 
for the kingdom, 

To have our heads chopped off like John 
the Baptist. 

To be hung on the Cross and to pray 
"Father, forgive them." 

The Kingdom of God is "gossiping the 
gospel" over the phone. 

In the streets and stores, hospitals and 
prisons and palaces. 

Everywhere on this earth — except in 
the cemeteries. 

Elizabeth Caraman Payne 
Bridgewater, Va. 

NCCC bias alleged 

Enclosed you should find copies of two 
pages of a story that the V.F.W. 
magazine carried in January of 1990. 
Also a section of a Baltimore Sun story 
on the atrocity committed by the 
Filipino Communist. This identifies 
and describes those who don't like the 
results of Democracy and turn to ter- 
rorism to get what they want or need. 

I would like to suggest we re-ex- 
amine the reason we became part of 


4 Global Mission Update 


29-Dec. 1 

27-29 Winter Festival 
29-Jan. 1 Youth Yuletide Festival 

The National Council of Churches. 
They supported the communist in 
every argument these last 20 years. We 
should look at the activities of the 
hierarchy of our church in Nicaragua. 
They misled our church into thinking 
the Nicaraguans wanted communism 
and disregard anything they said 
favorable about the rebels in El Sal- 

William A. Patterson, Sr. 
Midlothian, Md. 



Presbytery of the James 




For more information contact the hosting organization at the addresses 
or phone numbers listed below. 

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Office of Continuing 
Education, 1044 Alta Vista Rd., Louisville, KY 40205-1798 
or phone (502)895-3411. 

Massanetta Springs, Inc., P.O. Box 1286, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 
or phone (703) 434-3829. 

Montreat Conference Center, P.O. Box 969, Montreat, NC 28757 
or phone (704) 669-2911 

Presbyterian School of Christian Education (PSCE) 

Continuing Education Center, 1205 Palmyra Ave., 
Richmond, VA 23227 

Union Theological Seminary in Virginia (UTS), 

Office of Continuing Education, 3401 Brook Rd., 
Richmond, VA 23227 

Upcoming Conferences 


8-10 New Directions in Worship 
8-1 2 Older Adult Conference 
12-14 Presbyterian Church 

in the Twentieth Century 
15-17 Wee Kirk Conference 
21-24 Peacemaking Conference 

25- 27 Art and Craft; of Prayer 

26- 28 Recreation Workshop 

*to be held at Northern Va. 4- 
26-28 Autumn Outdoors Weekend 


Louisville PTS 
Massanetta Sprir 
H Center, Front Royal 

Confirmation in the Reunited 
Presbjrterian Church 
The Family 

of the Church Professional 
Multiculturalism and the Church 


Union Theological Seminary 

^ IN VIRGINIA .o^^ ^ 


Marty Torkington, Editor il 

September 1990 


To Sell the Church, Or Not?: Marketing Strategies for the '90s 

Not everyone agrees 
wholeheartedly with Norene 
"Rusti" Evans, but when she 
speaks, they listen. This 
founder/director and lead 
trainer of Sharing Associates of 
Springfield, Virginia, shows 
church leaders how to market 
their congregations effectively 
to a pubhc jaded by fast-paced 
media. Evans was on campus 
in July to address pastors and 
laypersons at the seminary's 
yearly Church Business 
Administrators Conference. 

"We must learn how to 
cominunicate with our 
audience," said Evans, "and 
that means to replace 'churchy 
words' with words more ap- 
pealing and understandable to 
the public." To do this right, 
she claims, church leaders 
must learn how to use the 
media to express their faith. "It 

is important for us to learn to 
share our faith stories with 
people in a clear, visual man- 
ner, using plenty of pictures." 

Does the Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.) recommend 
such intentional efforts at 
promotion? "There is a 1986 
book. The Communicating 
Church, by Charles E. Swann 
(former vice president at 
Union)," said Evans. "Reach- 
ing people through the media 
today presents even greater 
challenges." Evans has 
produced her own handbook 
for church public relation direc- 
tors called A New Ministry. 

Sixty-five church workers 
from across the country 
attended Session 1 of the two- 
part training series that 
prepares them for accredita- 
tion as church business 
administrators. □ 

Norene Evans 

New Directions 
in Presbyterian 

October 8-10, 1990 
Richmond, Virginia 

Plenary sessions on The 
Presbyterian Hymnal and 
the "Directory for Worship' 

16 workshops on the 
supplemental liturgical 
resources, the new Revised 
Standard Version of the 
Bible, and the role of the arts 

For full description of the event 
call The Rev. Mary Jane Winter 

Church leaders need to use the media to attract attention according to Norene "Rusti" Evans who addressed 
the Church Business Administrators Conference recently. She advises use of appealing language and no more 
"churchy words." 

Seminary Professor Welcomes African 
Ctiurch l^eader, Nelson Mandela 

Union Seminary professor 
Nora Tubbs Tisdale, instructor 
in homiletics and worship, was 
among those who greeted 
Nelson Mandela in New York 
City on June 21, as he arrived 
for the first leg of his United 
States tour. She and other 
religious leaders in the country 
had been invited to attend a 
private session with the recently 

released political prisoner and 
a worship service following at 
Riverside Church. Tisdale 
reports it was a joyous wel- 
come for the anti-apartheid 

"The service brought 
together denominational and 
ecumenical representatives of 
many Christian and Jewish 
traditions in a celebration of 

Books for Botswana: 
Help Needed 

•Union Seminary's Interna- 
tional Theological Library 
Book Project packages and 
mails books free of charge to 
universities, colleges, and 
seminaries overseas. It is a big 
undertaking; to date they have 
sent over 16,000 volumes. 

The project relies on the 
help of volunteers (students, 
staff, faculty and families, as 
well as local church groups and 
retired persons). These volunteers 
sort and record donated books 
and package them for mailing. 

Postage is the real cost of 
the project. Although economi- 
cal canvas bags are used, costs 
remain high. Right now, the 
project is living "on faith" — 
that is, it's about $800 in the 
hole — and awaits the 
generosity of individuals and 
church groups to donate funds 
for mailing. Several thousand 
books are ready to go out. 

More and more requests 

arrive each week. In the past 
month, the project has added 
more schools to the list: two in 
Brazil, one in Botswana, one in 
India, one in Malawi, and 
recently one in Yugoslavia. 

Union Seminary now sends 
books to 43 schools in 30 

The project needs money, 
gifts of books, and volunteers. 
If you can help with any of 
these needs, contact Dr. John 
Trotti, seminary Hbrarian, at 
(804) 355-0671. □ 

praise and thanksgiving," said 

Tisdale is a member of the 
Central Committee of the 
World Council of Churches. □ 

Despite national 
trends . . . 

to the contrary. Union 
Seminary's incoming class is its 
largest in four years. Fifty-nine 
men and women from across 
the states and from overseas 
countries have begun their first 
year of seminary training. Of 
that group, 17 are from pres- 
byteries in the Synod of the Mid- 

Charlotte Presbytery 

James Edwin Martin III 
Coastal Carolina 

WiUiam Frank Daniels 

John Lenning Frye 
Eastern Virginia 

Gary James Bunch 

Philip Walter Oehler 

Norman Lynn Story 
Presbytery of the James 

Anne Corder Dinwiddle 

Barbara A. Hedin 

Parke Douglas Pendleton, Jr. 

Connie Smith Wilkerson 

William Andrew Wilkerson, Jr. 
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P&g'^ 4, IIt;*^ Pr esbyterian News, September 1990 

Synod School cancelled; other 
summer events successful 

With one exception, the sum- 
mer of 1990 was a successful 
one for conferences and events 
within the synod. 

The debit on the ledger was 
the cancellation of the Sjmod 
School set for July 8-1 3 at Ran- 
dolph Macon Woman's College 
in Lynchburg, Va. The event 
was cancelled due to lack of 
interest and its fiiture is in 

The Synod School Planning 
Committee has requested that 
the Synod Educational Mini- 
stries Committee and/or 
Partnership Development 
Unit consider alternative op- 
portunities for leadership 
training in the presbyteries 
and churches. 

The committee further 
recommended that the op- 
portunities be regional or 
multi-presbytery events and 
that short-term (one-day or 
weekend) events be con- 

These recommendations, 
along with a request to dis- 
solve the planning committee, 
will go to the Synod Council. 

Synod school has been a 
part of the Synod of the Mid- 
Atlantic and two of its antece- 
dent bodies — the s3mods of the 
Virginias and Piedmont — 
since 1976. 

While noting the good ac- 
complished through past 
synod schools, the plarming 
committee said there is no 
longer a mandate for the 
school "as it has existed" due to 
changes in the Church and 
society. The committee stated 
that the Educational Mini- 
stries Committee and Partner- 
ship Development Unit of the 
synod now cover the respon- 
sibilities formerly handled by 
the committee. 

Pix Mahler of Lynchburg, 
Va. and J. Herbert Nelson of 
Greensboro, N.C. chaired the 
Synod School Planning Com- 

Men's Conference 

One-hundred forty persons 
attended the second annual 
conference of the Presbyterian 
Men of the Synod of the Mid- 
Atlantic at Eagle Ejoie Con- 
ference Center near Lynch- 
burg, Va. 

Guest speakers were Dr. T. 
Hartley Hall FV, president of 
Union Theological Seminary 
in Virginia, and UTS Professor 
of Pastoral Counseling Dr. 
William V. Arnold. 

Earl Russell of Charlotte, 
N.C. was installed as presi- 
dent of the synod men, suc- 
ceeding Floyd Gilbert of Vir- 
ginia Beach, Va. Other officers 
are Executive Vice President 
Ray Griffin of Lumberton, 
N.C.; Vice President for Con- 
ference Ben Norris of Oak- 
ton, Va.; Vice President for 
Missions Robert A. Hahn of 
Lynchburg, Va.; Secretary 
Herman Fant of Charlotte, 
N.C; Treasurer Dominick 
DeSarro of Virginia Beach, 
Va.; Publicity Chair Vivian 
Moses Jr. of Washington, 
D.C.; Synod Representative 
James B.B. Harris of 
Washington, D.C.; and Mini- 
ster Advisor Dr. Edward Mc- 
Leod of Virginia Beach, Va. 

Women's Conferences 

More than 700 persons at- 
tended the two women's con- 
ferences, June 1 5-1 7 and 1 8-21 
at the University of Richmond. 
Dr. Clarice Martin, author of 
the 1991 Women's Bible 
Study, was a featured speaker 
for the first session. The Rev. 
Carol T. "Pinky" Bender, a cur- 
riculum writer for the 
PC(USA) and pastor of Mc- 
Quay Presbjrterian Church in 
Charlotte, N.C, addressed the 
second session. 

Anne Treichler, mod- 
erator for the synod's Pres- 
byterian Women, said that 113 
women's leaders from the 
synod attended the national 

training event July 12-16 in 
Ames, la. 

Youth Caravan 

Twenty-nine persons from 
five presbyteries participated 
in the synod's annual Youth 
Caravan to the Global Mission 
Conference, July 22-28 at 

The Rev. Sally Campbell- 
Evans from Stony Point (N.Y.) 
Retreat Center was their 
leader. International par- 
ticipants from Ethiopia and 
Mexico shared lodging at 
Lookout Lodge with the Mid- 
Atlantic participants. Pearl M. 
Watterworth of Springfield, 
W. Va. coordinated the Youth 

Korean Families 

More than 200 persons par- 
ticipated in the Family 
Retreat Conference of the 
Korean churches Aug. 9-11 in 
Richmond. The theme was 
"Directions in the 90s for 
Korean Immigrant Churches." 
In addition to several semi- 
nars and revival meetings, 
there was a special presenta- 
tion by the Halleluia Tae 
Kwon Do Mission Team. 

Next month The Pres- 
bjrterian News will report on 
summer acitivites at 
Chesapeake Center and Wil- 
liam Black Lodge. 

News in Brief 

The First Presbyterian Church of Fayette ville, N.C. 

will celebrate its 190th anniversary on Oct. 14 with a special 
service featuring Dr. Ben Lacy Rose, a son of the church. 
Joseph W. Walker is pastor. 

Wythe Presbyterian Church in Hampton, Va. is 
celebrating its 50th anniversary this month. The event 
starts Saturday, Sept. 29 with a gathering in Robinson Park 
featuring fellowship, games, vespers, and music. On Sun- 
day, Sept. 30, there will be a special worship service starting 
at 10:30 a.m. at the church. A luncheon on the grounds will 
follow and a timecapsule will be opened and re-sealed. 
Kenneth E. Boyer is the pastor of Wythe Church. 

Bob McMurray has been named director of church rela- 
tions for Montreat- Anderson College. For the past 16 
years he co-owned and was general manager of McMurray 
Chevrolet Co. He holds a bachelor's degree in business 
management from Appalachian State University. He and 
his family attend Black Mountain (N.C.) Presbyterian 

Grace Covenant Presb5rterian Church of Richmond is 
offering high quality audio cassette tapes of "52 Great 
Sermons" as part of its 200th anniversary celebration. The 
sermons cover 250 years of preaching, from John 
Wither spoon and Jonathan Edwards in the 18th century to 
Joan SalmonCampbell, last year's PC(USA) moderator. 
Other well-known names include Peter Marshall, Woodrow 
Wilson, Henry Van Dyke, James Stewart, Phillip Brooks, 
George Buttrick, Halford Luccock and Ralph Sockman. 
There is one sermon per tape and each tape is $6 (discounts 
for quantity orders). Order information is available by writ- 
ing to "52 Great Sermons," Grace Covenant Church, 1627 
Monument Ave., Richmond, VA 23220. 

National Capitol Presbytery has recently addressed 
what it calls a crisis of integrity. Members issued a state- 
ment as religious leaders concerning questions of fundamen- 
tal justice, ethics and morality in the trial of the mayor and 
other happenings in the Washington D.C area. 

Career and Personal Counseling Service available 

continued from page 1 


* deal creatively with career 
change or retirement within 
the concept of Christian voca- 
tion; and 

* be aware of services of- 
fered by Synod's counseling 
centers in Laurinburg and 
Charlotte, N.C. 

The Career and Personal 
Counseling Service offers a 
comprehensive, three-day pro- 
gram that focuses on all 
aspects of one's life in deter- 

mining the vocational call. An 
alternate two-day program 
focuses more strictly on career 
planning. These programs are 
for adults. 

In addition, CPCS has 
traditionally offered a pro- 
gram for high school youths 
who need to know about pos- 
sible educational and occupa- 
tional choices and/or may need 
assistance in planning post- 
high school education or train- 
ing. This program is coor- 
dinated through the churches 




With four residential options 
and a comprehensive 
health center, Glenaire 
will cater to a wide range 
of needs and interests. 
Here, residents will find 
comfort and security, 
fi"iendship and fellowship, 
peace and privacy, recreation 
and social activities — all 
within a community of 
interesting people who 
share common values and 
care about each other. 
Glenaire is a division of 

The Presbyterian Homes, 

Applications are now 
being taken for residency 
in 1992. 

For more information 
about Glenaire, call 
919/460-8095 or write: 
P.O. Box 4322 
Gary, NC 27519 


or on an individual basis. 

The Career and Personal 
Counseling Service also offers 
special programs for church 
professionals and candidates 
for the ministry. 

More information relative 
to Christian Vocation Sunday 
is available from Glenda Phil- 
lips or Dr. Patton at the Career 
and Personal Counseling Ser- 
vice, St. Andrews Pres- 
byterian College, Laurinburg, 
NC 28352 (phone 919 276- 
3162), or from Sue Setzer, 
Career and Personal Counsel- 
ing Service, 4108 Park Rd., 
Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 
28209 (phone 704 523-7751). 

Two named to 
Massanetta board 

continued from page 1 

Charlottesville, Va. and Jim 
Gilkeson of Harrisonburg, 
Va. Their election was ap- 
proved by the Synod Council 
during a conference call on 
Aug. 21. 

Drinkard, an elder at First 
Church of Charlottesville, is 
an architect. Gilkeson, a 
charter member of Trinity 
Church of Harrisonburg, is a 
former construction company 
vice president. 

Their election brings the 
total board membership up to 
22 trustees. 


In the July issue of The 
Presbj^erian News the Mas- 
sanetta Springs endowment 
was incorrectly listed as being 
$1 million (page one, Mas- 
sanetta gets green light...). Ac- 
cording to Finance Committee 
Chair Anne Treichler, the en- 
dowment is now $650,000. 

The Presbyterian News, September 1 990, Page 3 

Louisville Seminary hosts event on Presbyterian Church in 20th century 

LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Louis- 
ville Presbyterian Theological 
Seminary will host the first 
conference on the findings of a 
major study of the Pres- 
byterian Church in the 20th 
century. The conference will 
be held Oct. 12-14. 

The Louisville-based study, 
funded by the Lilly Endow- 
ment, involves more than 60 

researchers working on more 
than 50 different projects for 
nearly three years. John 
KnoxAVestminster Press is 
publishing the study results in 
a series of volumes entitled. 
The Presbyterian Presence: 
The Twentieth Century Ex- 

Kejmote addresses at the 
conference will be delivered by 

the Rev. Dorothy Bass, visit- 
ing professor of theology at 
Valparaiso University, and 
Craig Dykstra, vice president 
for religion of the Lilly Endow- 

Presentations will be made 
by the three directors of the 
Louisville Presbyterian study 
— the Rev. Milton J. Coalter, 
library director and associate 

professor of bibliography and 
research; the Rev. Louis B. 
Weeks, seminary dean and 
professor of church history; 
and the Rev. John M. Mulder, 
president and professor of his- 
torical theology. 

Other speakers are the Rev. 
Sang Lee, associate professor 
of theology at Princeton 
Theological Seminary, and the 

Rev. Elizabeth Nordbeck, 
dean of Andover-Newton 
Theological Seminary. 

Tuition is $200 per person. 

For more information con- 
tact the Rev. Barbara 
Tesorero, Office of Continuing 
Education, LPTS, 1044 Alta 
Vista Rd., Louisville, KY 
40205-1798 or phone (502) 

Massanetta Recreation Workshop Oct. 26-28 at Front Royal, Va. 

Massanetta Springs, Inc. will 
sponsor a recreation leader- 
ship training workshop Oct. 
26-28 at the Northern Virginia 
4-H Center in Front Royal, Va. 

The event is designed for 
adult lay leaders, clergy, and 
educators involved in recrea- 
tional ministry. Individual 
youth, age 18 and older and 
who have recreational leader- 
ship responsibility, are also in- 
vited to participate. 

Morning courses and 
leaders will be: 

Basic Recreation with Char- 
les Steele; 

Dancing to Carols and 
Hymns with Glenn Banner- 

Give Puppets a Hand with 
Anne Tedder and Judy Cul- 

911 (Emergency) Recreation 
with Barbara Chalfant; 

Never Too Few (Small 
Group Recreation) with Henry 

Pageants, Plays, and 
Presentations with Paul Os- 
borne; and 

Gray Hair and I Don't Care 
(Older Adult Recreation) with 
Carlita Hunter. 

Afternoon courses and 
leaders will be: 

Basic Square Dance and 
How to Call Easy Figures with 
Glenn Bannerman; 

Class Crafts with Barbara 

Goof Proof Games for Youth 
with Anne Tedder; 

Gray Hair and I Don't Care 
with Carlita Hunter; 

Joyful Worship with Judy 

Cullom; and 

Theatre Games for All Ages 
with Paul Osborne. 

Each participant may 
choose one morning and one 
afternoon class. The workshop 
begins with registration at 3 
p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 and ends 
with lunch on Sunday, Oct. 28. 

Total cost is $125 per per- 
son, including lodging, meals 
and all activities. For informa- 
tion and a registration form 
write to Massanetta Springs, 
Inc., P.O. Box 1286, Harrison- 
burg, VA 22801 or phone (703) 

A limited number of 
scholarships are available. For 
scholarship information con- 
tact Jim Kirkpatrick at Wal- 
densian Presbyterian Church, 
Valdese, NC 28690. 

Feminist theology conference Oct. 21-23 

The Resource Center for 
Women and Ministry in the 
South will sponsor a con- 
ference for women Oct. 21-23 
at Camp Bethel near Roanoke, 

The conference is designed 

for women in religious work 
and women with an interest in 
feminist theology. The theme 
will be "Scriptural Subversion: 
A Feminist Perspective on 
Hebrew Scriptures." 

Dr. Phyllis Trible, Ba- 

Peck to lead Sept. 17 seminar 
on growth and healing 

Scott Peck, author of The Road 
Less Travelled, will lead a 
seminar and discussion On 
Growth and Healing at the 
Omni Europa Hotel here Mon- 
day, Sept. 17. 

The seminar is sponsored 
by the Duke Cancer Patient 
Support Program. Topics to be 
covered include Growing Up 
Painfully: Consciousness and 
the Problem of Pain; Blame 
and Forgiveness; Matter, 

Psyche, Spirit and Society. 

The seminar starts at 8:30 
a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. 
Registration is $50 or $35 for 
students and includes a box 
lunch. A limited number of 
scholarships are available. 

Tickets may be purchased 
by sending a check payable to 
the Duke Cancer Patient Sup- 
port Program, c/o Carolyn 
Hartley, 81 09 Clear Brook Dr. , 
Raleigh, NC 27615. For infor- 
mation call (919) 684-3238. 

Christianity in Many Places 
Global Mission Update 

Nov. 4, 1990 1 :30-7:30 p.m. 
at Presbyterian School of Christian Education 
1205 Palmyra, Richmond, Va. 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Kinney 

Dean of the School of Theology, 
Virginia Union University, Richmond, Va. 

Workshops on Korea, Indonesia, Central America, 
Ghana, South Africa, Zaire, Taiwan, Middle East, 
Eastern Europe and Brazil 

International Food Faire Festival 

Sponsored by 

Presbytery of the James 
Presbyterian School of Christian Education 
Synod of the Mid- Atlantic 
Union Theological Seminary in Virginia 

Cost: $3 per person, maximum price per family $10 
Pre-registration encouraged but not required 
For further information 
please call Jean Hess, evenings, at 804-730-1576. 

Idwin Professor of Sacred 
Literature at Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary in New York 
City, will be resource person 
for the conference. She is a na- 
tive of Richmond, Va. and a 
graduate of Meredith College 
in Raleigh, N.C. She is a 
respected scholar of Hebrew 

Registration for the con- 
ference is $110 and includes 
program, meals and lodging. 
Registration deadline is Oct. 
12. For more information con- 
tact the resource center, P.O. 
Box 7725, Durham, NC 27708 
or phone (919) 687-0408. 

The Massanetta Recreation 
Workshop is endorsed by the 
Annual Recreation Workshop, 
a five-day training experience 
at Montreat each May. Par- 

ticipants in Massanetta 
workshop may receive one con- 
tinuing education unit from 
the Presbyterian School of 
Christian Education. 


Rental & Life Care 

The Reverend 
Harold J. Dudley, D.D. 

"Twelve months ago, Mrs. Dudley (Avis) and I settled 
at The Albemarle. It is a Retirement Community 'Par 
Excellence', located close to banks, shops, post office, 
etc. The food and services are superior." 

For additional information call (919) 823-2799 or mail 
this form to The Albemarle, 200 Trade Street, Tarboro, 
North Carolina 27886. 



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Campus Ministries in the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 

Serving the Future Now! 



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2, 3 • College Park 
4, 5, 6 • Washington, D.C. 
17 • Alexandria I 

Harrisonburg ^ \^ 

8 • Fredericksburg 
21 • Charlottesville 

11 • Lexington 

7, 9, 

16 • Blacksburg 
• Radford 

lond I I 


• Richmond 

20 • Williamsburg 
19 • Ettrick | V-^ 

15 • Newport News 
10, 18 • Norfolk 


25 • Boone 

30, 32 • Durham 
Greensboro • 28, 31 27 • Chapel Hill 

26 • Raleigh 

24 • Greenville 

34 • Fayetteville 

33 • Wilmington 


University of Delaware 1 


University of Maryland 2, 3 

Robert Burdette 
Kiyul Chung 
Kathleen Kline-Chesson 
Welden Thomas 


Mount Vernon College 4 

University of the District of Columbia 5 

Deborah McGill-Jackson 
George Washington University 6 

Laureen Smith 


Mary Washington College 8 

Kathy Campbell 
Community College Ministries of 
Southwestern Virginia and 

Alliance for Excellence 9 

Stephen Dan- 
Eastern Virginia Medical School 10 

John R. King 

VIRGINIA (cont'd) 

Virginia Military Institute and 

Washington and Lee University IL 

James Madison University 12 

Laura Sugg 

University of Richmond 13 

Keith Johnston 
Radford University 14 

Lee Hasty 

Christopher Newport College 15 

Carolyn Lawrence 
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and 

State University 16 

H. Underwood Leach 
United College Ministries in Northern 
Virginia 17 

Robert Thomason 
Old Dominion University 18 

Sue Lowcock Harris 
Virginia State University 19 

Sylvester Bullock 
College of William and Mary 20 

Clay Macaulay 
University of Virginia 21 

Jim Baker 


Central Piedmont Community College 22 

Linda Jones 

University of North Carolina at Charlotte .... 23 

East Carolina University 24 

Michelle Burcher 
Appalachian State University 25 

Rockwell P Ward 

North Carolina State University 26 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill . . 27 

Rebecca Reyes 
University of North Carolina at Greensboro . . 28 
Western Carolina University 29 

Samuel W.Hale 
Duke University 30 

Susan D. Pricks 
North Carolina Agricultural and 
Tfechnical State University 31 

Ralph M.Ross 

North Carolina Central University 32 

University of North Carolina at Wilmington . . 33 

Robert W. Haywood III 
Fayetteville State University 34 

Garfield Warren 

Each number identifies the location on the map of the campus ministry which serves the institution. 

Help us speak a word of grace today to the Mid-Atlantic's leaders of tomorrow. 
Support your church's ministers in our region's institutions of higher education. 

For more information contact: The Rev. Rosalind Banbiu*y-Hamm, 
Synod of the Mid-Atlantic, P.O. Box 27026, Richmond, VA 23261 

The Presbyterian News, September ^ ^'7/ ' 

College News Briefs 

Lees-McRae completes 
$10.5 million campaign 

BANNER ELK, N.C. — Lees-McRae College has announced the 
completion of a $10.5 million fund-raising campaign. Bradford 
L. Grain said the goal of "Roots and Wings" was accomplished 
after three years of campaigning. A majority of the money will 
be used to fund academic scholarships and upgrade professional 
development for faculty and staff. 

Ty Boyd and John Thomas, co-chairs of the campaign, were 
presented with honorary doctor of public service degrees from 
the college during a victory celebration. 

The "roots" of the campaign theme represents the college's 
history and the "wings" its future. Prior to this effort, the 
school's biggest fund raising goal had been $1 .2 million. 

In other news, the Commission on Colleges of the Southern 
Association of Colleges and Schools fully approved the accredita- 
tion of Lees-McRae to offer baccalaureate degrees, retroactive 
to Jan. 1, 1990. The school graduated its first baccalaureate 
class — 21 students — in May. 

Mary Baldwin College 

STAUNTON, Va.— Trustee William G. Pannill of Martinsville, 
Va. has pledged $1 million for the construction, operation, and 
maintenance of a new student center at Mary Baldwin College. 
President Cynthia H. Tyson said planning will start immedi- 
ately for the center, which will include areas for formal gather- 
ings, a bookstore, post office, meeting rooms, and food conces- 
sions. Construction is scheduled to start next spring. 

Pannill, a member of the college's board of trustees since 
1987, is the former chief executive of Pannill Knitting Co. of 
Martinsville. His gift to the college brings the total raised in 
1990 for the college's $35 million sesquicentennial campaign to 
$18.3 million. 

Barber-Scotia College 

CONCORD, N.C. — Barber-Scotia College set up an off-campus 
recruiting site Aug. 11 in an effort to reach out to potential 
students in surrounding communities. 

The college worked in conjunction with Interfaith 
Deliverance Ministries Inc. and Sundrop Bottling Co. to advise 
new high school graduates and other interested individuals in 
the Statesville, N.C. area about educational opportunities at 
Barber-Scotia, a historically black college. 

Davidson College 

DAVIDSON, N.C. — ^August orientation for entering freshmen 
brought both good news and bad news to Davidson. The good 
news is that Davidson, unlike some liberal arts schools, is 
oversubscribed by about 30 students. Nationally there are fewer 
college-age students than in the past, so colleges must scramble 
to keep enrollments at the same level. "As far as I know," said 
Dean of Admissions Rob Gardner, "Davidson is the only college 
in the country that's oversubscribed without going into its wait 

On the down side, Davidson must work to accommodate in 
dorms and classes the extra first-year students. Bob Sutton, vice 
president for business and finance, said he is pleased that 
Davidson's reputation is high enough to attract students in 
"lean" times. However, "we have to protect that reputation by 
giving them a good experience while they're here, and that's not 
helped by overcrowding." 

Davidson's enrollment will be about 1 ,450 this year with a 
freshman class of 429 — 176 women and 253 men. 

Queens College 

CHARLOTTE, N.C— Cathy Smith Bowers, instructor of 
English, is one of five writers nationwide — and the only one in 
the South — to win the 1990 General Electric Young Writers 
Award, a $5,000 cash prize presented in New York last April. 
She won on the basis of four poems that appeared in the Georgia 
Review. Ms. Bowers hopes to have a collection of her poems, 
published in the near future. 

Queens College has been chosen as one of nine "resource 
institutions" — colleges and universities with established core 
curricula in the humanities — that will help 27 other schools, or 
"planning institutions," establish similar programs. The project, 
entitled "Engaging Cultural Legacies: Shaping Core Curricula 
in the Humanities," is spearheaded by the Association of 
American Colleges. It is supported by a $359,000 grant from the 
National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Jolinson C. Smith University 

CHARLOTTE, N.C— Twenty-eight students graduated July 
14 during summer commencement at Johnson C. Smith Univer- 
sity. Dr. Maxine Funderbunk-Moore, interim JCSU president, 
presided over the exercise. Dr. Walter C Daniel, director of the 
college of arts and science at the University of Missouri-Colum- 
bia, gave the commencement address. 

The graduation and awards ceremony for JCSU's Upward 
Bound Program was held July 21. Sixteen seniors, all who will 
enter post-secondary schools in the fall, were honored. 

Now in its 25th year nationally, Upward Bound helps stu- 
dents gain the skills, motivation and confidence necessary for 
college success. For six weeks each summer Upward Bound 
students live in a residence hall on the JCSU campus and get a 
first-hand look, feel and experience of college life. The services 
are free to the participants. 

Campus Ministry Column 

What should a campus ministry look like? 


What should campus ministry 
look like? Why should the 
church invest its diminishing 
funds in ministries on college 
and university campuses? If 
only a handful or two of stu- 
dents are going to show up 
weekly for a Presb}d;erian fel- 
lowship meeting, is that suffi- 
cient reason to fund an or- 
dained ministry, even a part- 
time one? 

What does it mean to 
proclaim the Good News of the 
gospel on a functionally 
secular, affluent, consumer- 
oriented, academically-pres- 
sured campus? 

And just what is that Good 
News? Is it that Jesus Christ 
saves souls? Or is it, as Jesus 
preached, that God's kingdom 
in which peace and justice 
shall prevail has begun and we 
are called to repentance and to 
partnership with God in bring- 
ing it about? What does it 
mean to live a life of Christian 
discipleship? What does it 
mean to be the body of Christ? 

If there are over 500 iden- 
tified Presbyterians on a cam- 
pus, is there a need to evangel- 
ize among the unchurched? 
How do those identified Pres- 
byterians live out their Chris- 
tian faith in the midst of the 
temptations constantly before 
them? What can the PC(USA) 
offer undergraduate members 
that will encourage and enable 
them to reflect on their ex- 

periences in light of the gospel 
and that will foster their 
growth and maturation in the 
Christian faith? What oppor- 
tunities are available on cam- 
pus or in the local community 
for students to participate in 
the coming of God's kingdom 
in partnership with God? 

These are just some of the 
questions with which campus 
ministries must wrestle. 
There are no easy answers and 
each campus ministry may 
well be configured in a dif- 
ferent way depending on the 
nature of the campus, the stu- 
dent body, the campus 
minster, and the campus min- 
istry board. 

Whether those answers 
succeed is something else 
again. Success in campus min- 
istry is an elusive goal, to say 
the least. Fellowship atten- 
dance records may not be fair 
nor accurate indicators. On a 
campus where meeting space 
is scarce and scheduling is 
tight, the given time of meet- 
ing established in the prior 
spring may not fit the new 
schedules of interested stu- 

A more reliable measure of 
success may be the ministry's 
ability to develop individual 


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relationships with students, a 
specifically focused prophetic 
emphasis, or a needed support 
or outreach group. 

Whatever direction a cam- 
pus ministry pursues, each 
academic year will bring its 
own surprises. One year it 
may be the apparently spon- 
taneous generation of a cam- 
pus chapter of Habitat for 
Humanity, started by a Pres- 
byterian and continuing to be 
led by Presbyterians. Another 
year it may be a divinity stu- 
dent offering to be an intern 
and several students going for 
the first time to the N.C 1990 
State Student Conference. 

Hopefully this year, it will 
be some students going to our 
first fall beach retreat and to 
the Ecumenical Student 
Christian Conference in 
Louisville, Kentucky, Dec. 28- 
Jan. 1. 

As I write, the new 
academic year is coming fast. I 
wonder what God has in store 
for us this year? 

The Rev. Susan D'Arcy 
Fricks is Presbyterian campus 
minister at Duke University. 


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Dr. William V. Arnold 

November 7-9, 1990 

Confirmation In The Reunited Presbyterian Church: 
An Exploration Of Journeys Of Faith 

Estelle McCarthy, Lynn Turnage, and Richard Osmer 

Planned and cosponsored by the Presbyterian School of Christian Education 
and Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. 

November 9-11, 1990 

The Family Of The Church Professional: 
Keeping It All Together 

William E. Christian and Melinda L. Christian 

January 7-10, 1991 

Church Administration For Pastors 

D. Cameron Murchison, Jr. 

January 16, 1991 

Clergy Tax Seminar 

Dr. R. Clement Dickey, Jr. 

January 21-25, 1991 
The Tower Scholar Program 

CONTACT: Office of Continuing Education 
Union Theological Seminary in Virginia 

3401 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227 
(804) 355-0671 


Page Tiie Presbyterian News, September 1990 


Presbyterian Family Ministries 

Barium Springs Home for Children 

Vol. VII, No. 8 

September 1990 

Lisa S. Crater, Editor 

Alumni celebrate Homecoming ....Or so 

it seems 

Each Homecoming is special 
to the alumni of Barium 
Springs Home for Children. 
They provide time to see old 
friends, to relive memories, and 
to be with "family." 

Homecoming 1990, on Au- 
gust 4 and 5, was extra special 
to about 400 Alumni, as they 
used the opportunity to get 
together to plan for the special 
festivities during Homecoming 
in 1 991 , the Home's 1 00th year. 

Amidst the talk of " 
have you been?" and "what are 
you up to?..." was talk of "how 
can we make this Homecoming 
special?..." and "what do you 
think of this?" 

Ideas were abundant, and 
finally it was decided that the 
group would have a dance at 
the local Moose Lodge and hire 
a band to play "big band" and 
"ballroom" music of the 30's, 
40's and 50's. 

A 13-month 1991 calendar 
designed by Raleigh artist 
Jerry Miller was handed out to 
all the Alumni who registered 
at Homecoming this year. 

The calendar includes Jerry 
Miller's pen and ink prints of 
the Home's original buildings 
and the dates of special events 
at the Home. (For instance, 
January 14, 1891 is marked as 

Alumni gathering outside the Museum 

the date that the first superin- 
tendent, the Rev. R. W. Boyd, 
and the first children arrived 
at the Home. ) The calendar was 
a big hit with the alumni. It 
started and settled a lot of good- 
natured disagreements about 
the past. 

Alumni are excited about the 
Home's Centennial Celebration 
in 1 991 . They will be very busy 
in the coming months, trying 
to help make it the best cele- 
bration it can be. 

There are several different 
events planned for the Home's 
100th year, and Barium staff 

Haimes chairs division for 

local United Way 

Campus Administrator Roch- 
elle Haimes was chosen as the 
chair of the Classified Busi- 
ness Division for the United 
Way in Iredell Coimty this year. 

Ms. Haimes will lead a team 
of nine volunteers, one of which 
is Barium Springs Home for 
Children's Director of Devel- 
opment Reade Baker. 

A goal of $885,000 was set 

for the 1990 United Way 

Ms. Haimes has been in- 
volved in the United Way 
campaigns for several years. 
She served as section chair for 
Troutman in 1988-89. 

The United Way funds many 
services in Iredell County 
which are accessed at times by 
the Home's programs. 

New Regent is spotlighted 

In June of 1990 the Synod of 
the Mid-Atlantic appointed 
three new members to the 
Barium Springs Home for 
Children's Board of Regents, 
Mrs. Ruth R. Brewer, the Rev. 
James Ephraim, and the Rev. 
J. Herbert Nelson. Beginning 
with this issue, our page will 
spotlight one of the new re- 
gents each month. Ladies 

Mrs. Robert L. (Ruth R.) 
Brewer of Rocky Mount is a 
retired school teacher who 
seems anj^thing but retired. In 
addition to her new position as 
a regent, she is currently serv- 
ing as coordinator of Meals on 
Wheels, president of Church 
Women United of Area V, and 
president of the local Church 
Women United. She was a 
moderator of Cape Fear Pres- 
bytery and a reader of Presby- 
terian Minister's examination. 

For several years, Mrs. 
Brewer has not only coordi- 
nated the area Crop Walk but 
also has walked the ten miles 

Mrs. Ruth Brewer 

each year. As a member of the 
Crisis Ministry and Hunger 
Action Enabler for Presbyteri- 
ans, Mrs. Brewer has given and 
continues to give her resources, 
time, and energy to help eradi- 
cate those conditions which 
deprive other humans of their 
dignity. She is a member of Mt. 
Pisgah Presbyterian Church, 
and will be a great asset to the 
Board of Regents. 

are working very hard to make 
it an exciting year, gazing at 
the past while planning for the 

If you are interested in help- 
ing the Home celebrate, keep 
your eye on The Presbyterian 
News for announcements of 
upcoming events. Or if you 
would like to know more about 
the Home, its past or present, 
call or write to Reade Baker, 
director of development. Bar- 
ium Springs Home for Chil- 
dren, P.O. Box 1, Barium 
Springs, N.C. 28010; phone 
(704) 872-4157. 

Earle Frazier, ACSW, 
Executive Director 

Foresters tell us that young 
trees give off more oxygen than 
older trees. 

As I talk with my colleagues 
around the country who have 
been in this field for many 
years, the accumulated knowl- 
edge and experience is most 
impressive. Then, as I talk with 
younger people in the field, I 
sense a level of creativity and 
enthusiasm which we badly 
need. Sadly, many are frus- 
trated at the lack of opportuni- 
ties to fully apply and test their 

Let us be thankful for the 
younger professionals entering 
this field. And let us constantly 
test our accumulated knowl- 
edge and experience against 
their creativity and fresh ideas. 
They, we, and the families we 
seek to serve will be better for 
our efforts. 

Food Lion to help Barium 


On February 11, 12, and 13 of 
1991, if you shop at Food Lion 
anywhere in North Carolina 
and save your receipts for the 
children at Barium Springs 
Home for Children, Food Lion 
will give five percent of the 
total gross sales for those days 
to the Home. 

Smith named new director 
of Pre-Adolescent Center 

We are delighted that Food 
Lion is showing their leader- 
ship in caring for North Caro- 
lina's families in this way. 

We will be giving the details 
of this wonderful opportunity 
to help children in the future 
issues of the Presbj^erian 
News but, MARK YOUR CAL- 

FEBRUARY 1 1 , 1 2 , AND 1 3 
OF 1991!!!! 

Mr. Layne Smith succeeded 
Miriam Johnson as director of 
the Pre-Adolescent Center on 
August 27, 1990. 

Mr. Smith comes to our 
agency from York Place in 
South Carolina, an accredited 
residential treatment center for 
children. During his four years 
there he was a unit director 
and the assistant director of 
treatment services. 

"Well-qualified and tal- 
ented" describe Mr. Smith when 
it comes to child care and fam- 
ily services. He earned his 
undergraduate degree from 
Austin College in Texas, and 
has two graduate degrees: a 
Master of Divinity from 
Nashotah House in Wisconsin, 
and a Master of Social Work 
from the University of South 
Florida in Tampa. 

His previous experience in 
family services includes work- 
ing at the Methodist Home in 
Waco, Texas, and at the Chil- 
dren's Home of Tampa. Mr. 
Smith is licensed in South 
Carolina as a master social 
worker and is a member of the 
Academy of Certified Social 

He and his wife, Casey, now 
live in Barium Springs. Mrs. 
Smith will continue to work as 
the director of children and 
adolescent services for the 
Catawba Mental Health Cen- 
ter in York County, S.C. 

We look forward to Mr. 
Smith's contributions to our 
agency as he begins his chal- 
lenging new position. 

Miriam Johnson is leaving 
the agency to pursue her doc- 

Layne Smith 

torate at the University of 
Alabama. She has made a sig- 
nificant contribution to the 
quality of care offered at the 
Pre-Adolescent Center. We 
sincerely thank her for her 
dedication and leadership, and 
wish her well in her further 
pursuit of knowledge. 

Slide show 

The 12-minute Barium 
Springs Home for Children 
slide show is available to 
church groups, or other in- 
terested groups, on request. 

A member of the staff will 
gladly come to your church 
or organization to discuss 
the Home's activities and 
answer any questions. 

Call Reade Baker, Direc- 
tor of Development, at (704) 
872-41 57 to schedule a pres- 
entation at your Sunday 
night suppers, meetings of 
the Men's and Women's 
Church Groups, Sunday 
School classes, etc. You need 
to see this ministry in action 
to fiiUy understand how your 
support changes the lives of 
children and families 

In Memory — In Honor 

Barium Springs Home for Children 


Address . 


My gift of $ 

I wish to Honor 

Name of Honoree or Deceased 

is enclosed 


On the occasion of 

Date of death if apphcable _ 

Survivor to notify- 


Relationship of survivor to honoree. 

Mail to: P.O. Box 1, Barium Springs, NC 28010 


The Presbyterian News, September 1MK\ P&.ge '& 

Hunger Action Partnership approves eight PHP requests 

RICHMOND, Va.— During its 
first meeting Aug. 20-21, the 
synod's Hunger Action 
Partnership approved eight 
requests for funding by the 
Presbyterian Hunger Pro- 
gram (PHP) totaling more 
than $100,000. 

The Hunger Action 
Partnership, an entity under 
the Partnership Development 
Unit, also distributed $25,000 
in synod funds to presbjrteries 
for support of hunger action 

The eight project proposals 
approved by the synod com- 
mittee now go to the PHP 
Committee for final approval. 
The amounts the PHP funds 
may be less than those listed 

The sponsoring organiza- 
tions and projects are: 

Charlotte Area Fund, a 
private, non-profit corporation 

The fifth annual conference of 
Presbyterian Tentmakers is 
planned Nov. 1-3 at Union 
Theological Seminary in Rich- 
mond, Va. 

Ke5mote speakers will in- 
clude the Rev. James SmyUe, 
professor of church history at 
the seminary. Another main 
speaker is the Rev. Kurtis 
Hess who has written a book 
called "A Guide for Pastor 
Nominating Committees." A 
third major speaker will be the 

and community action agency 
serving the low-income resi- 
dents of Mecklenburg County, 
N.C. Requests $15,000 to help 
transfer at least 10 "consumer 
clubs" to church sponsorship. 
These clubs have been estab- 
lished to assist the poor with 
the purchase of low-cost food 
for well-balanced diets. 

Food and Friends, Inc., 
Washington, D.C. Based in the 
kitchen at Westminster Pres- 
byterian Church and partially 
funded by National Capital 
Presbytery, this project 
delivers nutritious meals to 
the homes of persons with 
AIDS who are too ill and im- 
poverished to provide food for 
themselves. Food and Friends 
will use $10,000 to expand its 
services, for which there is a 
waiting list. 

Freedom House, Rich- 
mond, Va. Provides food, shel- 

Rev. Michael Ranken who 
lives in Surrey, England and 
who was trained for ordination 
in the first of England's 
tentmaking clergy programs. 

Persons interested in the 
conference should write 
Leonard Hornick, 400 Link 
Avenue, Baltimore, MD 
20236. Cost is $95 including 
room and meals with the check 
to be made payable to Associa- 
tion of Presbyterian Tent- 

ter, and support services to 
help the homeless and "at risk 
poor" persons stabilize their 
lives. Also provides education 
and advocacy to address long- 
term solutions to hunger and 
homelessness. Wants $14,250 
to help relocate kitchen and 
meal program because of 
forced move from present 

Land Loss Prevention 
Project, Inc., sponsored by 
the North Carolina Associa- 
tion of Black Lawyers. 
Provides free legal and techni- 
cal assistance to North 
Carolina groups and in- 
dividuals seeking to establish 
community economic develop- 
ment efforts to help financially 
distressed small farmers. Re- 
quest is for $10,000. 

North Carolina Seeds of 
Hope Farmers Market 
Project, sponsored by the 
North Carolina Council of 
Churches. Initiated in April 
1990, this projects seeks to 
help both family farmers and 
consumers by setting up 
markets in church parking 
lots. Request is for $13,565 or 
one half of the project's annual 

Skills Development 
Training Program spon- 

NAZARETH, Ky.— The Global 
Mission Ministry Unit Com- 
mittee has joined the chorus of 
religious groups decrying the 
Iraqi invasion and occupation 
of Kuwait. 

The committee adopted its 
statement, developed by staff 
in the Global Mission and So- 
cial Justice and Peacemaking 
ministry units, at its Aug. 17- 
19 meeting here. 

Since the Aug. 2 invasion, 
statements of opposition have 
been issued by the World 
Council of Churches, the 
World Alliance of Reformed 
Churches, the National Coun- 
cil of Churches, and Churches 
for Middle East Peace, a joint 
program of the Washington of- 
fices of 14 religious bodies in- 
cluding the Presbyterian 

sored by the Northeastern 
Education and Development 
Foundation, Inc. Serves 15 
counties in northeastern 
North Carolina; trains women 
and minorities in craft skills so 
they may be self sufficient, 
have better self-esteem, and 
advance in their profession. 
Request is for $10,000. 

Direct Food Relief, spon- 
sored by Sandhills Com- 
munity Action Program, Inc. 
of Carthage, N.C. Encourages 
and trains low-income persons 
to plant fruit and vegetable 
gardens, and operates a can- 
nery for preservation of excess 
produce. Requests $13,176 to 
help continue operation of can- 
nery and make it accessible to 
low-income persons who can- 
not afford fee now charged for 

Northampton Housing 
Trust, Nassawadox, Va. A 
new non-profit organization 
on the Eastern Shore of Vir- 
ginia that seeks to improve 
housing through economic 
development; jobs generation, 
training and placement; and 
community involvement. Re- 
quests $15,000 from PHP as 
part of funds needed for 
matching $75,000 grant from 
Virginia Department of Hous- 

The Global Mission Unit 
statement is the first to be is- 
sued by a solely Presbj^erian 

The statement says: 
"The Global Mission Minis- 
try Unit Committee, in com- 
mitment to historic relation- 
ships of the Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.) to churches of 
the Middle East and in respect 
for growing relationships with 
the Jewish and Muslim faith 
communities which are also 
represented among the people 
of the Middle East, expresses 
deep concern for present 
events in the region. Recogniz- 
ing the complex and shifting 
nature of the conflicts in the 
region and concurring with 
statements made in recent 
days by ecumenical Christian 
bodies which oppose the in- 

j ing and Community Develop- 
! ment. 

[ Those programs that are 
! within the confines of a pres- 
bytery are also reviewed by the 
presbytery hunger action com- 
mittees. Projects that overlap 
several presbyteries are 
reviewed by the synod's 
Hunger Action Partnership. 

Presbyteries which will 
receive synod funding assis- 
tance for hunger action 
enablers in 1991 are Char- 
lotte, Coastal Carolina, East- 
em Virginia, National Capi- 
tal, New Hope, The Peaks, 
Salem and Western North 

The James totally funds its 
hunger action enabler from 
presbytery funds, and 
Shenandoah uses both pres- 
bytery and General Assembly 

New Castle and Baltimore 
presbyteries do not have 
hunger action enablers. In ad- 
dition to local church 
programs, these presbyteries 
traditionally support ecu- 
menical or other hunger 

James Lambeth, pastor of 
East Presbyterian Church of 
Charlotte, N.C, chairs the 
Hunger Action Partnership. 

vasion of Kuwait and military 
intimidation by Iraq, we call 
upon Presbyterians to: 

1. advocate actions which 
encourage peaceful solution to 
conflicts, including support of 
multilateral efforts; concern 
for the rights and aspirations 
of all people; use of diplomatic 
and economic efforts in 
preference to military options, 
as possible. 

2. enter into discussions 
with people of other faith 
traditions in common support 
of efforts toward peace and jus- 
tice in the Middle East. 

3. pray for all those caught 
in the conflict, for Middle East 
churches and for those in 
places of leadership making 
decisions related to the 
present situation." 

Jerry L. Van Marter 

GA News Briefs 

The Rev. Andrea Pfaff, formerly of the staff of the Pres- 
b5rtery of the James (Hanover), has been elected director of the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A)'s ministry unit. She had served as 
the ministry unit's associate director for urban and rural church 
development since early in 1989. 

Vera Swann of the Women's Ministry Unit of the Southeast 
Regional of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) was among par- 
ticipants in a seminar with Black women in England and Scot- 
land in July. It was designed to introduce them to each other's 
issues and problems, strugles and strategies. It also sought to 
draw attention in the churches and beyond to the Ecumenical 
Decade for Women and to the contributions that women from 
racial/ethnic minorities have made in the churches. 

Virginia McCall, 69, former missionary to Taiwan and 
Japan died July 27, at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, 
N.C. She had been suffering from leukemia and kidney failure 
since last December. A memorial service was conducted Aug. 1 
in Montreat by the Rev. Cliff Kirkpatrick, the Rev. Insik Kim, 
and the Rev. Harry Phillips. Burial of her ashes was in Decatur, 
Gra., with a service conducted by the Rev. James A. Cogswell, 
rhere was also a memorial service in Louisville on Aug. 8 at the 
Presbjrterian Center. Virginia was born in China and began her 
Tiissionary service in Japan in 1949, and moved to Taiwan with 
ler husband and children in 1965. Virginia is survived by her 
lusband Don, and children: Dr. Robert D. McCall Jr., Roy, and 
^ranees M. Rosenbluth. 

James Lambert Jackson, 89, died June 6. He was born Oct. 
25, 1901 in Americus, Ga. He graduated from Maryville College 
n 1923 and received B.D. and Th.M. degrees from Union 
Theological Seminary in Virginia. He served two churches in 
Spray, N. C. before he was appointed in 1929 to serve as 
evangelistic missionary and teacher in Zaire. During this time 
^e met and married Alma Headen. They served in Zaire until 
'Mma's health required them to resign in 1940. James then 
served pastorates in Virginia, Florida, and North Carolina. 
Alma died in 1986. 

Meeting Aug. 2-4, the Theology and Worship Unit Committee 
approved the internal assignments of the Rev. Gershon 
Fiawoo of Red Springs, N.C. to the nominating committee. The 
unit also welcomed four new committee members, including 
Gordon TumbuU of Richmond, Va. (PCUSA New Service) 

In 1770, King's Grant Was Home To 
People Who Liked The Idea Of Independence. 
History Is About To Repeat Itself. 

n 1770, King George III made a land grant of 30,000 
acres to George Hairston of Martinsville, Virginia. 
Now, more than two centuries after Hairston led 
the struggle for independence, 120 acres of 
this land are being donated to found a con- 
tinuing care retirement community: King's Grant 
King's Grant will be dedicated to your indepen- 
dent lifestyle, the gracious manner of living to which 
you've grown accustomed. But the diversity of activi- 
ties, residences, and lifestyle options here will give 
you more freedom of choice and self-expression. 

King's Grant is affiliated with Sunnyside Pres- 
byterian Home in Harrisonburg, Virginia. For more 
facts on King's Grant, mail the coupon, or call 
(703)666-2990 or 1-800-462-4649. 

King's Grant ^ 

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Presbyterian Tentmakers 
to meet Nov. 1-3 at UTSVa, 

GA Mission Unit decries Iraqi invasion 

Presbyterian Home & Family Services, Inc. 

An Agency of the Synod of the Mid- Atlantic 

This page is sponsored by Presbyterian Home & Family Services, Inc. 


rides, a big favorite! Upper right: Face painting. Bottom 
left: Apple-butter making. Bottom right: Lots of deli- 
cious food for sale all day. 

History-Making October Weel<end Is 
Planned for Children's Home Campus 

There will probably never be 
another weekend at the Pres- 
byterian Children's Home quite 
like the one scheduled for Octo- 
ber 6 and 7. On Saturday the 
annual Autumn Festival with 
all its many activities will be 
held, and there will also be a 
Civil War reenactment. Through- 
out the weekend, there will be 
an old-fashioned barn-raising 
event on the campus, sponsored 
by the Builders & Associates of 
Central Virginia, during which 
the new Genesis House (the 
emergency shelter for abused 
and neglected children) will be 
framed in by volunteer build- 
ers. "I think it's safe to say that 
this will truly be a history- 
making weekend on our cam- 
pus," said John I. Alexander, 
campus director. 

Autumn Festival 1990 will be 
a family-oriented day, with the 
proceeds going to benefit the 
programs of the Children's 
Home, the Genesis House, and 
the Transition to Independence 
Program. For the children, 
there will be pony rides, hay- 
rides, face painting, games, and 
apple dunking. For adults, there 
will be the now traditional 
country auction, a crafts sale, 
cider and apple-butter making, 
and music furnished by one of 
the area's most popular radio 
stations, WYYD, which will be 
broadcasting directly from the 
campus. For everyone there will 
be delicious food, served through- 
out the day, which will begin at 
7 a.m. and conclude at 6 p.m. 
This year, of course, there will 
also be a Civil War reenactment 
and a barn raising. 

Commented Alexander: "The 
Autumn Festival is a special 
day for those in the community 
and elsewhere who enjoy com- 
ing to the campus for lots of fun 
and fellowship. It's a particu- 
larly special day for alumni 
who not only enjoy the festivi- 
ties, but also the opportunity to 
see all the renovations on 

He continued: "Naturally, 
we're really excited, too, about 
the Civil War reenactment. This 
is something we've thought 
about holding for some time. 
Now, through the efforts of Dr. 
John Arnold, a Lynchburg pedi- 
atrician and a Civil War buff, 
it's going to happen." 

A major purpose of the re- 
enactment, according to Arnold, 
is to give people an idea of what 
day-to-day life was like for the 
soldiers. A live camp will be set 
up on the Home's 190-acre 
campus, and Civil War reenact- 
ors from around the state in 
costume will give "first-person" 
talks about a Civil War soldier's 
existence. There will be an 
interpretive talk, too, focusing 
on the whole Civil War period, 
and there will also be a close 
drill by the soldiers. Arnold 
said that the presentations 
would be in 15-to-20-minute seg- 
ments which are tentatively 
scheduled for 11 a.m., 1 p.m.. 

and 3 p.m. 

The two-day barn-raising 
event on the campus will begin 
at 7 a.m. on Saturday and wind 
up at sunset on Sunday. On 
Sunday another of the area's 
highly popular radio stations, 
WGOL, will take over in a live 
broadcast from WYYD to enter- 
tain the volunteer builders and 
those who gather to watch the 
progress. The building will later 
be finished under contract with 
funds raised by Stop Child 
Abuse Today (SCAT), Genesis 
House's founding organization. 
The new Genesis House, which 
will stand on the crest of the 
hill to the left as one enters the 
Home's gate, will be operational 
in early 1991. 

For almost a year, SCAT has 
been raising funds for the new 

facility, and the Lynchburg area 
has been very supportive. A 
number of community organi- 
zations have held fund-raising 
walks, Allstate Insurance Com- 
panies have made a gift of 
$5,000, thousands of dollars in 
building materials have been 
donated, and there have been 
other forms of assistance as well. 
By mid-August, SCAT had just 
about met its goal of $150,000. 

"An Autumn Festival, a Civil 
War reenactment, and a barn 
raising. Three major events in 
one weekend. Sounds ambitious, 
doesn't it? But we think it's a 
weekend that people will really 
enjoy, and we're looking for- 
ward to welcoming many from 
the Lynchburg community, the 
state, and the Synod area," said 

Our Symbol of National Quality 



From now on, the symbol 
above will appear on mate- 
rials distributed by Presby- 
terian Home and Family 
Services, Inc. This symbol, 
which will be proudly dis- 
played, has been designed by 
the Council on Accreditation 
of Services for Families and 
Children. Inc. (COA) for 
exclusive use by accredited 

"Accreditation, which is for 
a four-year period, attests 

that an agency has met a set 
of nationally established re- 
quirements which help en- 
sure quality service," said 
David Shover, executive di- 
rector of COA. 

The Council accredits over 
540 agencies in the United 
States and Canada and is the 
only independent accrediting 
body providing quality as- 
surance over a broad range 
of family and children's 

A Major Step in a New 
Direction of Quality Care 

Presbyterian Home & Family 
Services, Inc. has received 
accreditation by the national 
Council on Accreditation of 
Services for Families and Chil- 
dren, Inc. (COA). The accredi- 
tation includes Supportive 
Service to Adults with Special 
Needs (our Zuni Training 
Center for mentally retarded 
adults) and Residential Treat- 
ment Centers for Children and 
Youth (our Presbyterian 
Home, Transition to Indepen- 
dence Program for young a- 
dults, and Genesis House, an 
emergency shelter). 

This accreditation is a major 
step in Presbyterian Home & 
Family Services, Inc.'s new 
direction of expanded quality 
programming for children and 
handicapped. Instead of try- 
ing to. meet only the minimum 
requirements at bare bone 
costs, the agency has ap- 
proached the 1990s with a 
commitment towards the high- 
est quality of service for the 
children and handicapped en- 
trusted to our care. Accredita- 
tion of our programs under 
very stringent national quality 
of care standards is a major 
step in this direction. 

Over the past two years this 
agency has undergone major 
changes in policy and proce- 
dures to prepare itself to be 
measured by these national 
standards. For the past year it 
has gone through a rigorous 
examination including a 200- 
page self study followed by an 
on-site review by a carefully 
trained team of experienced 
professionals. Through these 
efforts we demonstrated that 
we have effective management, 
are fiscally sound, design our 
programs to meet community 

E. Peter Geitner 

needs, continually monitor and 
evaluate the quality of our 
programs, have qualified per- 
sonnel, and have safe, home- 
like facilities. 

COA is the largest compre- 
hensive, private accreditor of 
social and mental health ser- 
vice agencies in North Amer- 
ica. It is sponsored by the 
Association of Jewish Family 
and Children's Agencies, Cath- 
olic Charities USA, Child Wel- 
fare League of America, Fam- 
ily Service America, Lutheran 
Social Ministry System, Na- 
tional Association of Homes 
for Children, and National 
Committee for Adoption. 

We are proud to have re- 
ceived this distinction, but 
assure you that we will not 
rest on our laurels. Already 
we are working to correct cer- 
tain areas cited in the accredi- 
tation as being acceptable, but 
not in full compliance. We 
remain indebted to you for 
your support of this vital min- 
istry to children and handi- 

E. Peter Geitner 

I/We wish to join in the support of Presbyterian Home & 
Family Services, Inc. 

Enclosed find a gift of $ 



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Circle Leaders' Study Guide 
Lesson 2, October 1990 

Empowered for Prayer Acts 1:1-14; 6:1 -7 


The theme of the second chapter of the Bible 
Study is the role of prayer in the lives of the 
earliest Christians. It may seem surprising, 
therefore, that prayer is not the focus of any of 
the passages that we are asked to consider. 
Instead, what these passages do describe is the 
emergence of a distinctive way of life within a 
commimity that was undergoing breathtaking 
change and growth. 

Christians quickly developed a life together 
that was distinguished by the sharing of 
spiritual and material resources. From the 
beginning, prayer functioned as an indispen- 
sable element of this common life. 

Acts 1:1-14 

Preparation for Witness 

The first chapter of Acts provides us with a 
glimpse of those first joyous, yet baffling days 
after the resurrection. In the brief description 
of the time between Easter and the Ascension, 
we see the risen Lord preparing his followers 
for their own ministry. 

With the departure of Jesus, the task then 
fell to them to proclaim the gospel. This small 
community, so new in its own faith, now bore 
the responsibility of being Jesus' witnesses "to 
the end of the earth." (1.8) 

Their response to this new situation set the 
pattern for their response to future challen- 
ges: the community joined together in 
prayer. In the time between the Ascension and 
Pentecost we find the church quietly waiting, 
seeking under God's direction to get its own 
house in order, before it began its witness to the 

Question for consideration: As you con- 
sider the ways that your congregation responds 
to challenges, what kinds of patterns do you 

Acts 2:37-47 

Tlie Common Life 

of the Pentecost Community 

In this passage the time of preparation and 
waiting has ended. The promise of the Holy 
Spirit has been fulfilled with a force that no one 
could have anticipated. The previously be- 
wildered followers of Jesus have been trans- 
formed into his vigorous and effective wit- 
nesses. The immediate result was an enormous 
expansion of the church: "there were added 
that day about three thousand souls. "(2. 41) 

The Pentecost account does not end here but 
continues with a description of the vibrant life 
that these new believers shared. The author of 
Acts calls our attention to four characteristics 
of the Pentecost community: "they devoted 
themselves to the (1) apostles' teaching and (2) 
fellowship, (3) to the breaking of bread and (4) 
the prayers." (2.42) 

(1) With so many new converts, teaching 
proved to be one of the most critical tasks of the 
church. If those who had never known Jesus 
were to participate in the fellowship of the risen 
Lord and become reliable witnesses themsel- 
ves, it was necessary that they be instructed in 
the meaning of his life, death, and resurrection. 
As this passage indicates, it was from the tes- 
timony of the apostles that the community 
developed its shared faith. 

2) Much scholarly debate has centered on the 
economic character of this "fellowship." We are 
told that the members held "all things in com- 
mon" and sold their possessions and dis- 
tributed them "to all, as there was need."(2.45). 

Whatever the precise character of this arran- 
gement, the passage seems to indicate that the 
sharing of goods was entirely voluntary and 
was based on the need of the less fortunate 
members. These verses, read in conjunction 
with Acts 4:32-35, suggest a community in 
which both spiritual and material resources 
were employed to the common benefit so that 
all were "of one heart and soul. "(4.32) 

3) The "breaking of bread" can be a reference 
both to ordinary meals and to what came to be 
known as the Eucharist or Lord's Supper. In 

Dr. Weaver 

fact, at this point there appears to have been no 
clear distinction between the two. When we 
recall that the participants at these meals were 
"from every nation,"(2.5-ll) their eating 
together "with glad and generous hearts"(2.46) 
was evidence of the Spirit's work in eroding 
social and cultural barriers. 

4) Again, as in the previous passage, we find 
that prayer is specified among the essential 
elements of the common life. On this occasion, 
prayer is mentioned in connection with atten- 
dance at the temple.(2.46) Although Christians 
were already developing 
beliefs and practices that dis- 
tinguished them from other 
Jews, it was, nevertheless, 
within the faith and worship 
of Israel that the church 
found its own strength and 

In the centuries that fol- 
lowed. Christians would con- 
tinue to be known by these 
and similar traits: (1) atten- 
tion to the teaching of eyewit- 
nesses (eventually trans- 
mitted in the written form 
that we know today as the gospels), (2) a 
remarkable generosity toward the needy, (3) 
Eucharistic meals, and (4) participation in 
prayers and in forms of corporate worship that 
evolved from Jewish patterns and employed 
the Jewish Scriptures. The elements of com- 
mon life, first established as an outgrowth of 
Pentecost, became identifying marks of the 
Christian church. 

Question for consideration: What do you 
consider to be definitive characteristics of the 
church today? 

Acts 6:1-7 

Threat to the Common Life 

In the midst of the continued phenomenal 
growth of the community, with all its inevitable 
tensions, friction developed between two 
groups: the Hebrews, traditional Aramaic- 
speaking Jews, and the Hellenists, Greek- 
speaking Jews who tended to be somewhat less 
strict in their interpretation of Jewish law. The 
problem involved inequities in the system of 
food distribution. 

In the amicable resolution of this issue we 
again catch a glimpse of the distinguishing 
features of the early Christian community. 
Teaching, prayer, table fellowship, and the 
sharing of resources remained at the heart of 
the church's life. The designation of leadership 
in these matters is indicative of their centrality . 

Moreover, the community recognized that if 
each of these elements were to be given proper 
attention, there had to be a division of respon- 
sibilities. Devotion to prayer and to the minis- 
try of the word required time and energy as did 
the distribution of food to the hungry. The 
importance of any one of these tasks could not 
be allowed to distract from the importance of 
the others. 

Question for consideration: What ways 
have you found helpful in safeguarding time 
and energy for prayer? 


What we have seen in these three passages 
is the emergence of a community in which 
spiritual and material sharing were indissolub- 
ly joined. In such a situation prayer would have 
been inextricably related to the whole of the 
community's existence. It was out of the full- 
ness of a shared life that this rapidly growing 
community sought to maintain both the unity 
of its fellowship and the expansion of its wit- 

Question for consideration: What 
relationship do you experience between 
spiritual and material sharing? 

Dr. Rebecca Weaver is an associate professor 
of church history at Union Theological Semi- 
nary in Virginia. 

To Confess the Faith Today. Edited by Jack L. Stotts and 
Jane Dempsey Douglass. Westminster I John Knox Press. 1990. 
Paper. 144 pp. $4.95. 

What is the place of contemporary statements of faith within 
the reformed tradition? How does a reformed confession fit into 
the ecumenical nature of the church, and how is a confession 
authentically biblical? How much should a confession reflect the 
social and cultural context in which is it written? What should 
a confession do for the church and what are the images of God, 
the imago dei, reflected? 

The point of departure for To Confess the Faith Today is the 
mandate to prepare a Brief Statement of the Reformed Faith for 
the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The intention of this new 
book is to explore the question of why and how a church can, 
should, and may confess its faith today. This book and these 
essays address the issue of the need for a common confession in 
a pluralistic world and in an ecumenical context that is shaping 
the life of the community of faith. To Confess the Faith Today is 
a resource for exploring the formulation of confessions of faith 
and for reflecting on the theological issues that emerge in the 

This book is written for all persons interested in the form and 
pattern of our Presbyterian past and current public expressions 
of faith; for clergy and churches interested in the study of the 
process, the cultural context, and the theological considerations 
for confessional life; and for church leadership. It may also be 
used for adult education and officer training, for teaching young 
people, and to guide new church members on what, how, and 
why the church confesses the faith today. 

A Christian Primer: The Prayer, the Creed, the Com- 
mandments. By Albert Curry Winn. Westminster / John Knox 
Press. 1990. Paper. 263 pp. $11.95. 

With the Lord's Prayer, the Apostle's Creed, and the Ten 
Commandments as his outline, Albert Winn offers plain talk 
about the basics of Christian faith. From these three familiar 
sources Winn fashions a primer to help renew faith. He 
demonstrates in a clear and helpful way the powerful resource 
that many Christians carry in their memory though they are 
almost unaware of it. His vibrant images warm the heart with 
the sudden awareness that God is very near, right now. 

Albert Curry Winn is president emeritus of Louisville Pres- 
byterian Theological Seminary and a former pastor of Second 
Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Va. He is the author of The 
Acts of the Apostles (Layman's Bible Commentary), The Worry 
and Wonder of Being Human, and A Sense of Mission. 

John Calvin & the Church: A Prism of Reform. Timothy 
George, editor. Westminster / John Knox Press. 1990. Paper. 276 
pp. $14.95. 

"What should be the theological content of Christian 
proclamation? How ought we to read and interpret Holy Scrip- 
ture? Can we recover a liturgical life that is neither shackled by 
mere formality nor seduced by shallow enthusiasm? ... Can we 
recover a structure of accountability in our congregational life 
without relapsing into narrow judgementalism? Can we speak 
prophetically to the pressing social and ethical concerns of our 
day, issues of justice and peace, of life and death, without 
equating anyone's political program with the kingdom of God? 
Doe^the church really have anything to say that no one else can 


Introduction, John Calvin & the Church 

These contemporary questions, raised by those concerned 
about the authentic form of the community of faith in an increas- 
ingly secular culture, were also issues faced by Calvin and the 
church in Geneva. In John Calvin & the Church, Calvin becomes 
the central focus for thoughts about theology, ecclesiology, how 
we interpret scripture, and worship and preaching for the 
church today. This is a book for understanding Calvin, for 
touching our historical roots in the Reformed faith, and for 
finding guideposts to recovering our heritage as the church 
moves toward being faithful int he twenty-first century. 

Written by admirers of Calvin and fi'om various disciplines 
and scholarly approaches, this volume offers the reader a fine 
collection of recent Calvin scholarship. 

The contributors include Dr. Charles Cook of Richmond, Va.; 
John H. Leith and James Luther Mayes, professors at Union 
Theological Seminary in Virginia; Professor Carlos M.N. Eire of 
the University of Virginia; Professor Alexander McKelway of 
Davidson College; and Charles E. Raynal III, pastor of Davidson 
College Presbyterian Church. 


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Would prefer a Presbyterian female candidate to balance staff with two 
other campus ministers. For further information call or write: The Rev. 
Kathleen Kline-Chesson, chaplain. Memorial Chapel, University of 
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September 1990 

Sylvia Goodnight, editor 

First two-day presbytery 
meeting held in Raleigh 

As the elders, ministers, Chris- 
tian educators, church admin- 
istrators and other participants 
arrived at Peace College in 
Raleigh for the presbytery's 
first two-day meeting, they 
were greeted by members of 
First Presbyterian Church who 
offered traffic directions and 
other helpful information. 

The upstairs of Belk Hall 
not only served as the place to 
register, pick-up keys and get 
room assignments but a place 
to socialize and learn more 
about some of the work of our 
presbytery. There was a book- 
store focusing on our Reformed 
Heritage. An unexpected treat 
to many was the availability of 
the New Revised Standard 
Version of the Bible in three 
different bindings. The regis- 
tration/social area also con- 
tained displays of several 
committees of the presbjdiery. 

Following the opening pre- 
liminaries and a welcome from 
Dr. Ed Stocks, speaking for the 
gracious hosts. First Presb3rte- 
rian Church of Raleigh and 
Peace College, the meeting 
proceeded with Ms. Minnie Lou 
Creech of Tarboro as a most 
capable moderator. 

Opening Worship 

The tone of the meeting was 
set by the opening worship led 
by staff, Larry Edwards, Sandy 
McGeachy, and Marilyn Hein. 
These capable individuals led 
presbjrtery in a hymn sing that 
touched the soul, caused feet to 
pat, and smiles to grow. 

Report From Commission- 
ers to the General Assem- 
bly and Synod 

Five of the six commission- 
ers and our youth delegate to 
the General Assembly in Salt 
Lake gave a report that mixed 
humor with serious insights. 
Dismay was expressed over the 
volume of business handled in 
1 0 days; joy was expressed over 
various actions of the Assem- 
bly and the diversity of our 
denomination. Their report 
concluded with all present 
reading the Brief Statement of 
Faith approved by the assem- 
bly and scheduled to be voted 
on by our presbytery at its 
November meeting. 

Dr. Jack Ramsey gave the 
report of the commissioners to 
the synod. He stated that this 
synod assembly was dominated 
by three M's: Massanetta, 
Money, and Mission. 

Report of Council 

The council brought 1 2 rec- 
ommendations to the presby- 
tery, and all passed as pre- 
sented. The recommendations 

_ participation in the Bicen- 
tennial Fund Campaign; 

_ rescheduling the Service 
of Necrology for the November 
meeting of presbytery instead 
of the spring meeting; 

granting permission to Trin- 
ity Church, Durham, to deed 

property to the city for widen- 
ing of the street; 

_ granting the Rev. Bonnie 
K. Pettijohn, chaplain at 
Raleigh Correctional Center, 
permission to administer the 
sacrament of Holy Commun- 

_ approval of minutes of the 
January, February, and April 
meetings of presbytery as read 
by the executive committee; 

approval of position de- 
scription of staff associate for 
outdoor ministries; 

_ approval in principal link- 
age with the Presbytery of 
East Belfast; 

_ establishment of a youth 

_ approval of parental leave 
policy for presbjrtery staff, in- 
cluding full pay for the first 
two months of leave and sixty 
percent for the third month of 

_ approval of 5 percent sal- 
ary increase for 1990 for the 
Rev. Michele Burcher, ECU 
campus minister and camp 
director at Camp Albemarle; 

_amending the manual of 
operations to remove the Prop- 
erty Committee and increas- 
ing the membership of the 
Communications and Partner- 
ships Committee by three 
additional members; 

_ making the following re- 
placements on the Roanoke 
Island Commission: the Rev. 
Tom Murphy to replace Mr. 
Parker Peele, and the Rev. 
Curtis Christian to replace the 
Rev. Samuel Stevenson. 

Congregational Nurture 
and Resources Ministry 

The report of the Congrega- 
tional Nurture and Resources 
Unit was done in two parts, 
once on Monday and once on 
Tuesday. Both times the pres- 
entation was highlighted by an 
exuberant and creative appeal 
to attend the Growing Together 
Workshop in Wilson on Sep- 
tember 22. In addition Marilyn 
Hein extolled the versatility 
and value of our denominations 
PREM Curriculum. Betty 
Berghaus spoke of our three 
resource centers in Rocky 
Mount, Durham and Kinston 
and requested volunteers to 
help organize the centers in 
Kinston and Durham. 

Women's Ministry Unit 

The report of the Women's 
Ministry Unit was given by 
Linda Schrock. Ms. Schrock 
reported on the annual 
women's conference. It was 
pointed out that our presby- 
tery had most women in atten- 
dance at this annual confer- 

Committee on Sessional 

The Rev. James Tubbs 
thanked all the volunteers who 
participated in examining the 
minutes of the various churches 
of the presbytery; The Sessional 

Records Committee will report 
on the annual review of ses- 
sional records for the remain- 
ing 31 churches at the Novem- 
ber meeting of presbytery. 

Nominating Committee 

The nomination committee 
brought nominations for sev- 
eral committees. A recommen- 
dation regarding procedures of 
the nominating committee 
which will be voted on at the 
November meeting of presby- 
tery was presented. 


A creative report reminded 
churches to do advance plan- 
ning for the Peacemaking of- 
fering on World Communion 
Sunday, Oct. 7, and those 
churches that haven't yet made 
a Peacemaking commitment 
were encouraged to do so. 

Outreach Ministries Unit 

Ilunga Kalenga, director of 
Mbujimayi Health and Nutri- 
tion Center in Zaire, was pres- 
ent to express gratitude for the 
support of our presbytery. A 
large portion of the 2(2-a-Meal 
collection in this presbj^ery 
goes to the support of this vital 

Just how desperate the need 
is was illustrated by the Rev. 
Matthew Covington who said 
when he told Mr. Kalenga while 
showing him Raleigh, "We have 
been having a drought here 
lately." Mr. Kalenga wryly 
responded, "How many years 
has it been since it rained?" 

Racial Ethnic Ministries 

The Rev. Sam Stevenson 
reported that this unit had 
begin meeting monthly. Each 
meeting rotates to the facili- 
ties of a different racial ethnic 
congregation. Imagene Levi, 
one of eight people from our 
Presbjrtery to attend the racial 
ethnic convocation, May 3-6 in 
Houston stated: 

"We came to Houston, Texas 
to participate in the Racial 
Ethnic Convocation of 1 990, the 
first of its kind in the Presbyte- 
rian Church (U.S.A.). We came 
from African- American, Asian- 
American, Hispanic-American, 
Middle Eastern-American, 
Native-American, and Euro- 
pean-American Communities 
and cultural traditions. We 
came from the East, we came 
from the West, we came from 
the North, and we came from 
the South — over 1300 con- 
cerned Christians to reflect on 
the theme Racial Justice and 
Reconciliation Now: A Dream 
No Longer Deferred." 

Evangelism and Church 
Development Ministry 

Ray Cobb, moderator of the 
Evangelism Committee, en- 
couraged everyone in the Pres- 
bj^ery to make an effort to 
attend the evangelism work- 
shop in Rocky Mount on Sept. 

28-29 at the Rocky Mount 
Sheraton. Cost for the two-day 
event is only $25 per person for 
room and meals. 

The conference leader will 
be Gary Demerest, associate 
for evangelism of the Evangel- 
ism and Church Development 
Unit of the General Assembly. 
A Church Program and Sup- 
port Committee was elected by 
the presbytery for the purpose 
of working with churches seek- 
ing program support. 

Churches seeking financial 
support should send their re- 
quest with appropriate docu- 
mentation, including a pro- 
posed budget for 1991 to the 
new Church Program Support 
Committee at the office of Pres- 
b3^ery , Ste. 1 36 Station Square, 
Rocky Mount, NC 27804. 

ing calls although all churches 
are encouraged to seek to meet 
this minimum. 

Preparation for Ministry 

E. Jones Doughton, Kathryn 
Shaffer, and Bill Winters were 
received as Inquirers upon 
recommendation from the 
Committee on Preparation for 
the Ministry and placed under 
that committee's care. Made- 
line Peacock and Shane Trip- 
pett shared their dynamic life 
stories and the factors that 
brought them to their current 
decisions to be ministers. They 
were approved as Candidates 
for the Ministry of Word and 
Sacrament in a Service of Re-* 
ception in which they were 
presented, examined, asked the 
constitutional questions. 

The Rev. Matthew Covington, moderator of the Outreach 
Committee is pictured with Ilunga Kalenga, director of 
Mbujimayi Health and Nutrition Center in Zaire. 

The presbytery was chal- 
lenged to consider the many 
opportunities for New Church 
Development in our region. 
Currently, we are financially 
assisting developments in 
Durham, Greenville, and on 
Roanoke Island. We have prop- 
erty in New Bern and are an- 
ticipating beginning a devel- 
opment in the Wake Forest 

Union Theological 

Greetings were brought 
from Union Theological Semi- 
nary by Mrs. Mary Jane Win- 
ter, director of alumni affairs 
and Ms. Lena Clausell, direc- 
tor of continuing education. Dr. 
Rebecca Weaver also spoke at 
lunch on "Our Reformed Heri- 

Minimum Compensation 

Presbytery passed a mini- 
mum compensation package 
for new calls to ministers by 
churches within our presb3^ery 
occurring after the current 
meeting of the presb5rtery. It 
does not apply to already exist- 

charged and blessed. 

Transfer of Ministers 

Ministers transferring into 
the presbytery having previ- 
ously been ordained were Gra- 
ham Patterson, Robert 
Haseltime and Boyd Daniels. 


Susan Haseltime and Mary 
Harris Todd, like those minis- 
ters transferring into the pres- 
bytery and those received as 
candidates, moved the presby- 
tery with their testimonies of 
God's grace at work in their 
lives. The candidates for ordi- 
nation were approved and they, 
like those transferring into the 
presbytery, signed the Book of 
Ministerial Obligations. 

Campus Minister Called 

The call from the Synod of 
the Mid- Atlantic to Allen Proc- 
tor, already a member of the 
presbytery, to serve as campus 
minister at North Carolina 
State University was approved. 
Mr. Proctor will also continue 
_-time as pastor at Covenant 
Community Fellowship in 

Tog ether 

First Presbyterian Church 
Wilson, North Carolina 
Saturday, September 22, 1990 
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The Presbyterian News 

of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 

New Hope 
Presbytery News 
See page 8. 

October 1990 

Vol. LVI, Number 9 

Richmond, Va. 

Churches assist families 
of U.S. military personnel 

Editor's Note — The informa- 
tion for the following story was 
gathered prior to Sept. 24. 

In response to the deployment 
of U.S. armed forces to the 
Middle East, Presbyterian 
churches serving the many 
military installations within 
this synod have responded 
with support for the families of 
soldiers and sailors sent over- 

A sampling of churches 
near several bases revealed 
not only special ministries to 
these families now, but also 
ongoing support for the 
families in those communities. 

Many of the U.S. Army per- 
sonnel deployed to the Middle 
East are from Fort Bragg in 
south central North Carolina. 
Pope Air Force Base is ad- 
jacent to the army camp. 

Joel P. Easterling, pastor of 
First Presbyterian Church of 
nearby Spring Lake, N.C. said 
that church's response to the 
deployment fits within a con- 
tinuing ministry to the service 
personnel and their families. 
"We try to be a family away 
from home for them to begin 
with," he said. 

First Church of Spring Lake 
has five members in the Mid- 
dle East and another two or 

three may be sent in October, 
said Easterling. 

One member's wife gave 
birth two days before he left 
with his unit. A lack of com- 
munications during the follow- 
ing month led to some anxious 
moments, but that problem 
has been remedied by regular 
mail service. 

A small support group of 
spouses and parents left be- 
hind is meeting at the church. 
The names of those in the Mid- 
dle East are listed in the wor- 
ship bulletins, and the mem- 
bers remember them through 
both prayers and letters. 

Sardis Presbyterian 
Church in Linden, N.C. hosted 
a Sept. 19 community- wide 
service featuring a chaplain 
from Fort Bragg. Sardis pastor 
Will Gaines said more than 
110 persons heard a stirring 
sermon about hope and look- 
ing for miracles in the midst of 
crisis. An "offering of names" 
for prayers was well received. 
Gaines said he was impressed 
by the show of support, which 
was twice the rural church's 

Village Presbyterian 
Church in Fayetteville, N.C. 
hosted a "town meeting" to dis- 
cuss the crisis. The church also 
continued on page 3 

Ukrainian youth get to f<now 
U.S. til mug li Ciiesapeai<e Camp 


"If we can't convince the nations to lay down 
their arms, why not help the nations' children 
know and like each other so they won't be so 
ready to continue their elders' quarrels?" 

This deceptively simple question and 
others like it resulted in a play. Peace Child, 
and an organization dedicated to building in- 
ternational understanding. 

The stage play has 
resulted in a multi-national 
program of short-term youth 
exchanges between nations 
that have harbored tradi- 
tional enmity and misun- 
derstanding. Exchanges are 
occurring between nations in 
the Middle East, Central 
America, Eastern and West- 
ern Europe, and the United 
States and Soviet Union. 

The organized youth camp 
programs in the U.S.A. and 
U.S.S.R. are one of the most 
exciting sources of exchange 
participants. The interna- 
tional camper exchange 
began in 1987 with camps in 
the New England area participating by send- 
ing a limited number of campers to youth 
camps in the Soviet Union. Successful ex- 
periences led to increasing participation 
among camps further down the Eastern 

During the summer of 1990 two Ukrainian 
youths spent a month at Chesapeake Center 

Sergei Koveia (1) and Pavel 
Mygal in front of the Declara- 
tion of Indepenence at the Na- 
tional Archives 

Camp operated by the Synod of the Mid-Atlan- 
tic. Pavel Mygal, 14, and Sergei Koveia, 16, 
are natives of the city of Lvov. Their participa- 
tion in a Ukrainian ethnic dance troupe and 
formal training in English helped them 
qualify as exchange campers. 

Neither young man had ever travelled out- 
side the Soviet Union before visiting thi; 
U.S.A. In many ways Pavel and Sergei were 
like any other teens. The 
ruble cannot be exchanged 
for Western currencies, so 
the boys were literally penni- 
less when they arrived. Their 
luggage consisted primarily 
of "friendship gifts" for hosts 
and fellow campers, and 
handcrafts they hoped to ex- 
change for designer jeans 
and consumer electronics 
before they returned home. 

Both boys were quite in- 
terested in making friends 
with American youth and in 
testing information they had 
received about Americans 
and the American way of life. 
How much of an American's 
income is spent for housing? 
Is it true there are persons without a place to 
sleep or food to eat? Must one pay to see a 
doctor? Are Black people not allowed to eat or 
live with other races? Are there thieves and 
robbers everywhere? Why is cigarette smok- 
ing so awful? Will we see cowboys and In- 

continued on page 3 

Evangelism Network promoting regional celebration in Atlanta 

The Evangelism Network, an 
entity for partnership minis- 
try within the synod, is help- 
ing spread the word about a 
regional evangelism event 
next February in Atlanta. 

A Presbyterian Celebra- 
tion of Evangelism: Re- 
sponding to God's Call is 
scheduled for Feb. 13-16, 1991 
at Peachtree Presbyterian 

The event is sponsored by 
the Evangelism and Church 
Development Ministry Unit of 
the PCUSA in partnership 
with synods, presbyteries and 
theological institutions in the 
Southeast Region, and with 
Presbyterians for Renewal. 

During its first meeting 
Sept. 5-6 in Richmond, the 
Evangelism Network outlined 
plans for publicizing the event, 
as well as organizing network 

The network will obtain and 
distribute to the presbjrteries 
brochures for the Atlanta 
event. Presbyteries and chur- 
ches will be encouraged to 
send representatives to the 

event. Information will also be 
provided through The Pres- 
byterian News. 

Twenty-three representa- 
tives from 12 of the synod's 13 
presbyteries attended. Jim 
Carr of New Hope Presbjrtery 
served as chair. Shane 
Owens from Western North 
Carolina Presbytery was 
elected vice moderator. 

Four were elected to serve 
as at-large members of a steer- 
ing committee. They are 

David Ballantyne from New 
Castle Presbytery, Harold 
Hudson from Charlotte Pres- 
bytery, Harold Kidd from 
Baltimore Presbytery, and 
Thais Sikora from Abingdon 

Kidd will also chair a com- 
munications committee, Hud- 
son will chair a leadership 
development committee, and 
Ballantyne will chair a resour- 
ces committee. 

The Evangelism Network 

was established by action of 
the synod and presbytery 
councils in response to a 
proposal arising from a May 
1989 consultation. 

Wayne Moulder, synod as- 
sociate executive for partner- 
ship ministries, said the net- 
work, like all other entities, is 
not a synod committee, but is 
composed of presbytery repre- 
sentatives brought together 
for the purpose of strengthen- 
ing, mutual support, coopera- 

tion, coordination, and greater 
effectiveness in an essentially 
presbytery-based area of mis- 

Other mission areas for 
which partnership entities 
have been formed include 
hunger, peacemaking, and 
resource centers. 

The next meeting of the 
Evangelism Network is 
scheduled for Jan. 7-8, 1991 in 

Massanetta study proceeds; results due in December 

The feasibility study of Mas- 
sanetta Springs Conference 
Center will proceed as 
scheduled with results due in 
mid December. 

Meeting Sept. 16-17 in 
Richmond, the Massanetta 
board of trustees asked Ker- 
cher. Bacon and Associates to 
proceed with a study to deter- 
mine the future need for the 
conference center. 

The board scheduled a 
meeting for Dec. 14 to receive 

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the results. 

The decision to proceed 
with the study came after it 
was reported that fund raising 
for this purpose had topped 
$21,000. Of that amount, ap- 
proximately $13,000 came 
from members of the Friends 
of Massanetta Springs, an or- 
ganization which supports the 
re-opening of the facility. 

The study's cost is es- 
timated at $18,500. 

Representatives of Kercher, 
Bacon and Associates at- 
tended the meeting to review 
the questionnaire which will 
be sent to about 6,000 per- 
sons — clergy, clerks of session. 
Christian educators, past 
Massanetta users, Pres- 
byterian Women, and others. 

The results of the survey 
will play a key role in the 
board's future plans for Mas- 
sanetta. The conference center 
has been closed since October 
1988 when a previous board 
voted to close it and sell the 

property and facilities. 

Nancy Clark, chair of the 
Task Force on Re-opening, 
said that if the survey results 
are positive, additional studies 
of the facilities will require up 
to an additional $20,000. Also, 
there will be the need to hire 
new staff and other actions re- 
quiring more funds, she said. 

The board did not hesitate 
to approve the study. Stating 
that the board has been 
"operating on faith" to this 
point, trustee Richard Ruggles 
said the board should not con- 
sider those future costs as 
reason to stop the study. "Let's 
see what the feasibility study 
says," he added. 

Trustee Roy Martin said 
that the Task Force on Re- 
opening should be considering 
the scenarios that may result. 

The success of the short- 
term fund raising gave new 
life to the feasibility study. 
However, even with its doors 
closed, Massanetta is strug- 

gling to pay its bills. 

The board approved a 
finance committee recommen- 
dation to close the Massanetta 
office by Nov. 1 to help cut 
costs. The only staff after Sept. 
30 will be a part-time clerical 
employee working 10 hours a 
week away from the campus. 

While these moves will help 
reduce operational costs, the 
board also voted to use $25,000 
from interest accrued on a 
money market account to pay 
for five special items — an 
audit, insurance, a projected 
shortfall from the October 
Massanetta Springs Recrea- 
tion Workshop, annuities to 
former employees, and legal 
fees. Finance Committee 
Chair Anne Treichler told the 
board that there is $31,000 
available from this source. 

The board tabled until later 
a motion to transfer Cottage 
Community-related finances 
to a cottage owdf'- : ■ 

tion, which is belt 

I*age % The IrVesbyterian News, October 1990 

Sometimes we need to remember to forget 


Recently, while visiting in a nursing 
home, one of the pieces of wisdom I 
have learned from old people was 
brought home in a powerful way. 

When I arrived at the home around 
dinner time, most of the residents were 
seated at tables, each one at separate 
places. There was no interaction, only 
silent stares. As I moved through the 
hallway, a woman in a wheelchair 
reached out to touch me; and I stopped, 
held her hand, and smiled at her. She 
whispered softly, "Remember to forget." 

I had no idea what she meant, nor 
did she explain her words. At first they 
seemed strange, for older people have 
a fear of forgetting. They get irritated 
when they can't remember names or 
dates, or where they put their glasses, 
or how much medicine they took that 
day. They want to remember their 
past, as a way of claiming their identity 
and affirming their history. 

Yet those three words from one of 
God's "wisdom people" made sense. We 
do need to remember to forget. 

I thought of the patriarch Joseph, 
who could have harbored resentment 
against his brothers, and let the 
memory of injustices done to him be- 
come the focus of the rest of his life. It 
would have been easy to dwell on those 
dark moments, the loneliness of a 
strange land, the isolation of the Egyp- 
tian prison, the bitterness of being for- 
gotten by those whom he had 
befriended. But Joseph remembered to 
forget, he even named one of his sons, 
Manasseh — "God hath made me to for- 

It is sad when people of any age 
torture themselves with bitterness and 
hostility from the past. Susan 
Forward's book, Toxic Parents, tells 
how many adults still are struck in 
blame, as "parent bashing" becomes a 
common game. I have known older 
people who still cling to anger and bit- 


terness about mistakes they believe 
their parents made in raising them. Or 
we get trapped by our old stories of hurt 
and disappointment, bitter memories 
of what others did to us. It happens too 
often in families, and it happens more 
than we suspect in the church family. 
Harboring resentments, prolonging 
family feuds, continuing ancient 
grudges makes little sense in the light 
of life's priorities. But it happens in the 
best of families. It gets in the way of 
spiritual health and reconciled 
relationships. Certainly it is foreign to 
the spirit of Jesus Christ, who turned 
the other cheek and resisted evil with 

How do we remember to forget? We 
can replace negative feelings with posi- 
tive ones, and not become a lifelong 
"negaholic." Katherine Fischer has 
well said, 

"The healing of memories depends 
on recognizing that there is no point in 
life too late for God's call to new energy 
necessary to support resentments and 
conflicts, and we are less willing to 
spend our energies on things that do 
not matter." 

Joseph could have savored his bad 
memories, and justly felt that life had 
been unfair and cruel. But he preferred 
to think about the providence of God, 
"As for you, you meant evil against me, 

but God meant it for good" (Genesis 
50:20a). It takes faith to find God's 
providence in life's bitter experiences. 

In a few months I will retire from the 
active pastorate. I find myself remem- 
bering to forget the bad times, even 
those experiences when I became the 
scapegoat for other people's problems. 
I have learned to absorb the anger and 
forget the pain. By the grace of God I 
find myself reflecting on good 
memories, on the love and goodness of 
people who have ministered to me. 
Even old wounds from ancient battles 
over new buildings have worked out for 
the good of the church. 

Life is short. There are too few days 
left to harbor resentments or cling to 
bad memories. We may never forget 
what happened, but we can replace bad 
feelings with positive ones. What's 
done cannot be undone. Forgiveness 
allows us to remember the past in a 
new way, unhook ourselves from the 
stranglehold of old hurts, and move on 
with life. Let us pray, "Dear Lord and 
Father of mankind, forgive our foolish 
ways..." and then we can remember to 
forget others'. 

Richard L. Morgan is a Presbyterian 
minister and author from Lenoir, N.C. 
His latest book is No Wrinkles on the 

Start of college years brings many decisions 


What will my major be? 

In what extra-curricular activities 
do I want to participate? 

What will I do after graduation? 

Where will I live? 

How will I live my life? 

These are just a few questions which 
haunt college students. Students at- 
tempt to answer these questions in 
four years, but many of these questions 
remain unresolved past college. 

The years spent in college shape and 
form our lives determining or limiting 


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how we might live out the rest of our 
days. In college the groundwork is laid 
for lifetime careers; future spouses and 
lifelong friends are met. It is entirely 
appropriate, not to mention likely, that 
a foundation for a lifetime faith is also 

What significance does the church 
have at this particular time in a young 
adult's life? Too often we have assumed 
that it has very little or none, but some 
students come from a strong high 
school youth program and are looking 
for a continuation of that experience. 
Some, however, have not had any 
relationship with the church or have 
had a very weak relationship. During 
this time of questioning and planning 
for the future, the church may just be 
able to offer the support and guidance 
needed. Campus ministries reaching 
out, supporting, counseling, encourag- 
ing — exemplify the Good News of the 
Gospel and make a positive statement 
to all students regardless of their 
religious background. 

The presence of campus ministry 
such as the one at Radford University 
says: We care. ..and we want to help you 

through this time of difficult decisions. 

The Presbyterian University Minis- 
try at Radford University integrates 
students into the local congregation 
while combining a program of peer sup- 
port groups and personal counseling. 
The Presb5^erian Church of Radford is 
directly in contact with students striv- 
ing to meet their needs. The university 
minister and program are supported 
financially by the local church (over 75 
percent) in partnership with the 
Synod. Students from across the state 
and beyond participate in student 
focused activities as well as congrega- 
tional programs. Students are involved 
in the church choirs, committees, Sun- 
day School teaching and youth 
programs. Close relationships between 
church members and students are 
formed while they work, praise and 
play together. All students, regardless 
of denominational affiliation, are wel- 
come to join this student group, which 
is called "RU Presbyterian." 

A large selection of programming 
opportunities is available to the 
university student involved in RU 
Presbyterian. First and foremost are 

the nurturing and supportive 
friendships made within the group. 
Openness is encouraged so that we are 
able to suffer and celebrate together. 
Community service efforts, retreats 
and social activities are included in a 
balanced program. 

One student involved in the Adopt- 
A-Student program said recently, 
"This is the best program I have seen 
at R.U.!" Asked why she felt this way, 
the sophomore responded, "Because I 
feel important to the family and the 
church." This is what the church in 
higher education is all about. The stu- 
dent is making a conscious and natural 
decision to be a real part in the life of 
the church. Each individual is search- 
ing for different things as they seek to 
grow in the faith. They are searching 
for their place in the church. 

So where are the church leaders who 
will take us into the year 2000? They 
are in college! 

G. Lee Hasty, Jr. is the Interim As- 
sociate for University Ministry at the 
Presbyterian Church of Radford and 
Radford University: 201 Fourth Street, 

A short history of the birth of the blues 

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is from the 
Florence, Oregon newsletter. 

Have you noticed that everything 
seems to be turning blue? The new 
hymnals exactly match the chairs (look 
before you sit! ) and when the new robes 
come, the choir may resemble a 
Gershwin rhapsody. The robes, by the 
way, are well on the way — the order 
has been confirmed and is being filled. 

The comments we hear are 
favorable and a couple of times we've 
been asked why we don't have match- 
ing blue paraments [the cloths or hang- 
ings draped over the pulpit and com- 
munion table]. This brings us to the 
subject of liturgical colors and the 
question: Is blue a liturgical color? 
With typical Presbyterian directness, 
the answer is "Well, yes and no." 

If you check out the Presbyterian 
Planning Calendar, it includes a litur- 
gical scheme which shows the colors of 
the church seasons, white, green, 
purple, and red. Colors were even less 

imaginative in the early centuries 
when the Eastern church used black 
for Christmas or festivals and blue for 
Epiphany and Ascension, but note that 
blue did have the seal of approval in 
those days. 

By the 12th century, there was a 
new ruling which was white for feasts, 
red for martyrs, black for penitence 
and green at all other times. The rules 
got more elaborate by the 1 6th century 
and even today's Binney and Smith 
crayons wouldn't have covered the pos- 
sibilities. These included secondary op- 
tions like gold, yellow, rose, and — hear 
this — blue. 

But then we got reformed and it was 
back to basic black. But — wait! The 
Scots soon came to the rescue with 
what became known as "Piesbj^erian 
True Blue" — a phrase with an odd 
origin to say the least. But, we rarely 
say the least so here's the rest of the 

Itinerant Scots preachers often 
turned tubs upside down to use as pul- 

pits (whence the term "tub-thumper") 
and they would cover the tubs with 
butchers' aprons which were usually 
blue because blue was thought not to 
show bloodstains. From there the Scots 
blue got mixed up in politics and was 
adopted as the color of the flag of the 
Scotch Presbyterians, known as 
Covenanters, who fought for their 
religion and considered themselves the 
only "true blue" believers. 

There's another version (revised but 
not standard) that the blue cloth made 
in Coventry, England used a per- 
manent dye which withstood many 
washings. Its constancy led to the ex- 
pression "as true as Coventry blue." Be 
that as it may and it may, it had noth- ^ 
ing to do with the disgrace of one's 
being "sent to Coventry" which often 
resulted in one's feeling blue or 

[Any of the above facts can be 
verified by the editors who say all this 
came to them out of the blue.] 

— Jeanne Welles 


The Presbyterian News, October 1990, Page 3 

Summer camp is place to be 

"Summer camp at Chesapeake 
Center isn't a place to go, it's a 
place to BE," says Elaine 
Taylor, a ruling elder member 
of First Presbjrterian Church 
of Aberdeen, Md. "There are so 
many things to do, friendships 
to enjoy, and a special feeling 
that God is with us. If I'm away 
too long, I get campsick." 

Elaine completed her 13th 
year at Chesapeake Center 
this summer as the camp's 
senior counselor. Half of 
Chesapeake Center's summer 
camp staff return year after 
year. Most grew up as 
campers, and stayed to be 
camp leaders. 

Summer church camp is the 
birthplace of friendships that 
may last a lifetime and, for 
many Presbyterians, one of 
the significant experiences 
that determines the extent of 
their active participation in 
the church. A camp experience 
is syTion3Tnous with close rela- 
tionships, but Chesapeake 
Center offers an environment 
exceptionally rich in its diver- 

Chesapeake Center has 
traditionally sought an inter- 

national flavor for summer 
camp. The 1990 summer staff 
included persons from 
Czechoslovakia, West Ger- 
many, Netherlands, France, 
Ivory Coast, Ghana, Australia, 
New Zealand, and eight states. 
Campers came from five 
states, Venezuela, Martini- 
que, and the U.S.S.R. 

Given the racial, ethnic, 
and economic diversity of the 
Mid-Atlantic region served by 
the synod, it isn't too surpris- 
ing that Chesapeake Center's 
camper community includes 
children whose needs and 
labels make them unattractive 
to other camps. 

Chesapeake Center works 
closely with several regional 
and state education and social 
service agencies to fully incor- 
porate children with learning 
disabilities, attention deficit 
disorders and autism into the 
mainstream of camp life. How 
well do such mainstreaming 
efforts work? Most special 
needs campers merge so well 
they can only be identified by 
their confidential medical 

Problems do occur. Not 

everyone becomes best friends 
as soon as they get to camp, 
and differences among people 
can become frustrating. The 
Apostle Paul rightly in- 
structed his flock to strive to 
live as citizens of the Kingdom 
of God even though it was not 
yet fully revealed. For all the 
learning opportunities offered 
by the camp community's 
diversity, all the members of 
the community share much 
more in common: the pleasure 
of play, the excitement of dis- 
covery, the joy of friendship, 
and the challenge of being 
Jesus' disciples. 

— William Deutsch 

Chesapeake Center campers return from a sailing lesson 

Chesapeake Camp hosts Ukrainian youth 

continued from page 1 
Pavel carried a boxy 35mm 
camera that he used — once he 
understood there were no 
rules prohibiting snap shots— 
to photograph everything from 
campers to traffic jams. He 
used an entire roll of film on 
his first visit to a supermarket. 
A shopping mall might best ex- 
emplify the differences in 

Montreal hosts two November retreats 

Two simultaneous retreats, 
held Nov. 9-11 at Montreat 
Conference Center, Montreat, 
N.C., will focus on ways that 
their participants can over- 
come hurdles in their 
everyday lives. 

Prayer: The Pause That 
Refreshes is planned for 
anyone who sometimes feels 
that he can no longer cope with 
the pressure, stress and strain 
of daily living. Retreat leader 
will be Dorothy Cross of 

Chicago, III., an ordained 
presbyterian minister and 
consultant on spirituality. 

Mary Jo Hannaford, of At- 
lanta, Ga., will lead the second 
retreat. Loss: A Living Reality. 
The retreat is designed around 
an expanded definition of loss, 
that includes happenings in 
life which necessitate giving 
up and moving on, like death, 
divorce, moving, losing things, 
and moving through life from 
one stage of development to 

another. Hannaford is a na- 
tional consultant, certified 
counselor, trainer and retreat 

Registration fee for each of 
the retreats is $75 per person. 
Some scholarships are avail- 
able. Accommodation pack- 
ages are available that include 
lodging and meals. For more 
information, contact Montreat 
Conference Center, P.O. Box 
969, Montreat, N.C. 28757, 

Churches aid families of soldiers, sailors 

continued from page 1 

submitted an overture to the 
Sept. 20 meeting of Coastal 
Carolina Presbytery, stating 
that it will keep its doors open 
daily for prayer and encourag- 
ing other churches to do the 
same. Two members of the 
presb5^ery — both army chap- 
lains — have reportedly been 
deployed with the troops. 

Near the U.S Marine Corp's 
Camp Lejeuene, First Pres- 
byterian Church of Jackson- 
ville, N.C. has also set aside a 
special evening prayer time. 
Pastor Neal Bain asked mem- 
bers of his congregation to 
volunteer their time and skills 
to help families of military per- 
sonnel with tasks like home 
repairs, transportation and 

For the families of U.S. 
Navy personnel in the Norfolk, 
Va. area, long separations are 
not unusual. 

However, the added threat 
of action against Iraq makes 
this "a very stressful time," 
said Richard Keever, pastor of 
Bayside Presb5d;erian Church 
in Virginia Beach. That 
church, too, has its list of mem- 
bers on duty in the Middle 
East. For those left behind 
there are support programs, 
especially a young mothers' 
circle and child care. 

The deployment of forces 
was so sudden that some 
military personnel were not 
able to arrange their finances. 

In cases where families need 
food, the church. Navy and 
other agencies are stepping in 
to fill the need. 

At First Presbyterian 
Church of Norfolk, associate 
pastor Jeff Butler, said there 
are two ongoing Navy spouse 
support groups in the com- 
munity and that the church 
plans to start its own. 

First Church Norfolk also 
meets the need through its 
Stephen Ministry, which of- 
fers one-on-one counseling 
after each Sunday's 11 a.m. 

A Navy chaplain is 
scheduled to address an up- 
coming church dinner pro- 
gram. His topic will be related 
to the deployment of men and 
women to the Persian Gulf 

Tom Atkins, Presbyterian 
chaplain at the U.S. Navy's 
amphibious base in Virginia 
Beach, said the suddenness of 
the deployment caught fam- 
ilies off guard. There has been 
a steady drain on his chapel's 
food pantry and many families 
are seeking counseling. 

Atkins, a veteran of the 
Vietnam war, added, however, 
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was pretty calm. He said local 
churches can help the service 
families by inviting them in 
and promoting their "spiritual 

Also, if any churches want 
to help support the chapel's 
food pantry, donations are ac- 

American and Ukrainian life- 
styles. The boys understood 
barter economy very well, but 
had difficulty accepting there 
were actually well-stocked 
stores competing with each 
other to supply the same 
goods. An automobile dealer- 
ship with new cars ready for 
sale to anybody seemed 

Neither boy had previously 
experienced life in a commun- 
ity in which prayer and public 
worship were a part of every- 
day life. Their initial response 
to mealtime prayer, for in- 
stance, was puzzled mimicry. 

"A polite guest behaves like 
the host, so before each meal 
we stand quietly with our 
heads looking down while 
someone else talks until 
everyone says 'Amen.'" 

Soon their counselors began 
getting questions about the 
camp's religious customs, then 
about what American Chris- 
tians believe. The boys were 
carefully non-committal in 
their questions, but seemed to 
pay very close attention to the 
answers they received. 

Shortly after learning that 
the Ukraine had followed the 
Baltic states' lead in declaring 
independence from the 
U.S.S.R., the boys joined 
Chesapeake Center's interna- 
tional staff" in a weekend visit 
to Washington, D.C. Museum 
displays, massive buildings 
and the Washington Monu- 

ment had their usual impres- 
sive effect, but the single stop 
that caused the most excite- 
ment was the opportunity to 
examine the Declaration of In- 
dependence and Bill of Rights 
at the National Archives. 

When the meaning of the 
documents was explained to 
them, Pavel and Sergei imme- 
diately began trying to hand- 
copy the Bill of Rights while in 
the viewing line. They were 
relieved and surprised to learn 
copies were available to 
anyone who wished them. 

Was participation in the ex- 
change a positive experience? 
I think so. For the campers 
and staff" at Chesapeake Cen- 
ter, these two Ukrainians 
were our "first" Russians. 
They did not fit the learned 
stereotypes we expected, and 
their questions regarding our 
lives and beliefs helped many 
of us abandon some com- 
placent and convenient blind 
spots. A lot of people as- 
sociated with Chesapeake 
Center now treasure authentic 
Ukrainian Easter eggs, and 
there are two more copies of 
the scriptures and a photocopy 
of the Bill of Rights some- 
where in the Ukraine. 

Peace Child Foundation 
may be contacted at 3977 
Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, 
VA 22030. Chesapeake 
Center's address is 50 Happy 
Valley Rd., Port Deposit, MD 

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PresbyterianFamily Ministries 

Barium Springs Home for Children 

Vol. VII, No. 9 

October 1990 

Lisa S. Crater, Editor 

Centennial celebrations planned 

Preparations are underway to 
help celebrate the Home's 100 
years of service to North 
Carolina's children and 

The following is a brief over- 
view of a variety of events 
scheduled for our Centennial 
year. More information will be 
available in upcoming issues 
of this publication. 

On January 20, 1991, the 
Home will begin the Centen- 
nial year celebrations with a 
worship service and open 

At 2:30 p.m.. Dr. John W. 
Kuykendall, President of 
Davidson College in Davidson, 
N.C., will deliver the message 
at the worship service at Little 
Joe's Presbyterian Church. 

Following the service, from 
3:30 to 5:00 p.m„ there will be 
a campus-wide Open House, 
beginning at the Family and 
Child Development Center, 
which is adjacent to the 
church. A slide-show and Cen- 
tennial video will be shown, 
and those interested can take 
a tour of the programs. 
Refreshments will be served. 

and the public is invited to at- 

On February 11 , 12, and 13, 
1 991 , if you shop at Food Lion 
anywhere in North Carolina 
and save your receipts for the 
children at Barium Springs 
Home for Children, Food Lion 
will give five percent of the 
total gross sales for those days 
to the Home. We are delighted 
that Food Lion is showing 
their leadership in caring for 
North Carolina's families in 
this way. 

On April 10, 1991, the 
Home is sponsoring a Child 
and Youth Care Symposium. 

The one-day symposium 
will be held at Bryan Park 
Center, just north of Greens- 
boro, N.C. It is designed for 
child care workers, social 
workers, educators, juvenile 
court workers, youth advo- 
cates, politicians, lawmakers, 
clergy, and others who work 
with and have an impact on 
the lives of young people and 
their families. 

The keynote speaker at the 
Symposium, Dr. Larry 
Brendtro, will address the 

theme: "Focus for the Future: 
The Challenge of Creative Col- 
laboration in Services to 

Throughout the year, "Cen- 
tennial Celebration Dinners" 
will be held at selected loca- 
tions convenient to all parts of 
the state. You will receive 
more information about these 
dinners in the coming months. 

Homecoming, the first 
weekend in August, will be a 
special affair. Among other 
things, the Alumni are plan- 
ning a special dance with a 
band to play "big band" and 
"ballroom" music of the 30's, 
40's and 50's. 

And finally, a complete his- 
tory of the Home's 100 years 
written by noted child care ad- 
vocate Allen Keith-Lucas is 
currently being published and 
will be available for purchase 
in the Centennial year. 

All this and more will take 
place over the coming year. 
Look for more information in 
the upcoming issues of this 
publication, or call the Home 
for more details at 704/872- 

Youth learn emergency procedure in drill 

The children of the Pre- 
Adolescent Center gained 
some hands-on experience in 
first-aid and emergency proce- 
dures during a disaster drill in 
which they participated on 
August 23. 

The children arrived at the 
Iredell County Emergency 
Medical Service (EMS) in 
Statesville at 9 a.m. They were 
told what the disaster was, 
what their injuries were and 
were then were transported to 
Davis Hospital in ambulances. 

The reported disaster was a 
wreck just off the interstate 
involving an 18-wheel tractor 
trailer, a school bus and school 
van. It appeared that the truck 
was hauling some kind of 
radioactive material, because 
one of the drill participants 
was supposedly treated for 
radiation bums. 

Disaster drills must be per- 
formed periodically for hospi- 
tal staff in order for the hospi- 

tal to keep up its accreditation. 
Hospital Administrators set 
up the drills with EMS, so 
hospital staff don't know when 
a drill will occur. 

About 15 Center staff and 
children participated in "the 

drill. They learned a great deal 
about the EMS and hospital 

After the drill was over, the 
children were treated to lunch 
at the Davis Hospital 

The children and staff listen to an EMT explain the "dis- 
aster^ and their injuries before the ambulances take 
them to the hospital. 

Celebrate 100 Years of Caring, 1891—1991, with a Centennial 
Calendar from Barium Springs Home for Children 

Raleigh artist Jerry 
Miller designed this 
commemorative calen- 
dar, which is filled with 
interesting dates and 
facts from the first 100 
years ofBSHFC. 

This calendar makes a 
wonderful keepsake 
and an excellent gift. 

Celebrate with us 

"A Century of Caring, 

TO ORDER: Fill out the form below; send with check or 
money order to: Centennial Calendar, 
Barium Springs Home for Children, 
P.O. Box 1, Barium Springs, NC 28010. 

I would like 

calendar(s) at $5.00* each 

for a total of $_ 






* includes postage and handing; only pre-paid orders can be 

it seems 

Earle Frazier, ACSW 
Executive Director 

An important part of any en- 
deavor is planning. This is cer- 
tainly true for those coming to 

One came with a clear plan. 
She wanted an experience 
here before furthering her 
education. Her ultimate goal 
was to teach. During four 
years, we witnessed her 
growth and increasing produc- 
tivity. She is now enrolled in 
the University of Alabama in 
pursuit of a Doctorate in Social 

We miss Miriam Johnson, 
former director of the Pre- 
Adolescent Center. But we feel 
fortunate to have profited from 
her four years here and we are 
pleased to have contributed to 
her pursuit of her goal. 

It is easy to become so 
caught up in helping young 
people that we forget that 
adults are growing too. 

Special thanks to ... 

The children, staff and Board 
of Regents would like to say a 
special thanks to: 

Mr. and Mrs. James Work 
of Katy, Texas, for the dona- 
tion of a set of 1989 World 
Book Encyclopedias. 

Mr. and Mrs. Work also 
gave the Home a set of en- 
cyclopedias in 1 988. The young 
people here are very grateful 
to have such nice en- 
cyclopedias to study and learn 

Glen Pehl of Industrial In- 
surance Management Corp. 
for doing such a fine overview 
on our insurance package. 

P & H Inc., for the donated 
communication services at a 
time of need. 

Jim Staples, of JTS Finan- 
cial Associates in Statesville, 
for another year of wonderful 
planned giving articles 
(Charting Your Financial 
Course) in the Barium Mes- 

Barium Alumni News 

Mrs. Elizabeth McGilvary 
Mclnnis, Class of 1913, died 
at the age of 96 on Aug. 6, 
1990. She was buried at Dun- 
darrach Presbyterian Church 
in Dundarrach. 

We were notified of Mrs. 
Mclnnis' death by Mrs. Jane 

MacKinnon Oldroyd of Max- 
ton, who also informed us that 
Mrs. Mclnnis had been in 
Barium's first graduating 

Surviving her is a son, Mr. 
Laverne Mclnnis, Sr. of Max- 

Centennial calendar offer 

As part of their Centennial 
Celebration in 1991, Barium 
Springs Home for Children 
commissioned Raleigh artist 
Jerry Miller to design a 1991 
Centennial Calendar. 

This 12-month calendar is 
filled with dates and facts from 
the Home's first 1 00 years, and 
with pen and ink drawings of 
the Home's original buildings. 

It is a functional 8 1/2 X 11 
inches, with 1X1 1/2 inch 
squares for each day of the 
month; that's plenty of room to 
write your own history! 

These calendars are an ex- 
cellent keepsake or gift. 
Anyone interested in ordering 
one can fill out the coupon on 
this page. Celebrate with us a 
Century of Caring. 


Barium Springs Home for Children 



My gift of $ 

I wish to Honor 

is enclosed 

. Remember 

Name of Honoree of Deceased 


On the occasion of 

Date of death (if applicable) . 

Survivor to notify 


Relationship to survivor or honoree 

Mail to: P.O. Box 1, Barium Springs, NC 28010 


Come and See 

What God 
Has Done 

Mission 1990 

i'age M-2. The Presbyterian News,October 1990 

Come and See What God Has Done in 
the Presbytery of New Hope.... 

The Presbytery of New Hope is in 
partnership with the local church 
as it carries out its mission and 
ministry throughout the Presby- 
tery. Persons representing congre- 
gations throughout the Presbytery 
give of their time and talents to 
serve on Presbytery committees. 
This commitment is mirrored 
across the length and breadth of 
the Presbytery. 

The Presbytery is a community 
of faith, made up of 134 churches 
and over 31,600 communicants 
blessed with a rich diversity among 
its many congregations. Historic 
churches and new church develop- 
ments, small and large congrega- 
tions, rural and urban settings — 
all are linked through the common 
bond of servanthood to Jesus 
Christ. It is through this commu- 
nity that the Presbytery of New 
Hope works to further the minis- 
try of the Church within and be- 
yond the 34 counties encompassed 
by its geographical boundaries. 

The Presbytery affects ministry 
through eight ministry units. 
These units, made up of persons 
from across the Presbytery, work 
as a resource to and in partner- 
ship with the local church. 

The Presbytery's Congrega- 
tional Nurture Ministry Unit 
works to strengthen local congre- 
gations and specialized ministries 
in such areas of the church's life as 
worship, stewardship and Chris- 
tian Education. Its concern for con- 
gregations, families, and individu- 
als of all ages, prompts the unit to 
establish programs which will 
develop leadership in those areas. 

The Christian Education 
Committee is instrumental in 
providing expertise to churches 
through several programs which 
will help to educate and develop 
leadership. The PREM Advocacy 
Program, which involves over 
twenty advocates, is available 
upon request to work with 
churches wanting to know more 
about our new curriculum. The 
committee also sponsors a con- 
sultant program. Through this 
program persons are made avail- 
able to conduct workshops or work 
on a consultant basis. Churches 
wishing to participate in this pro- 
gram may contact the Presbytery 
office concerning the details. 

Another asset which is made 
available to the local church is the 
Presbjftery's resource centers. The 
Presbytery, through the Resource 
Center Committee, maintains a 
library of numerous books and 
videos in Rocky Mount. Prepara- 
tions are currently underway for 
the opening of additional resource 
centers in Chapel Hill and Kin- 
ston. Churches wishing to check 
out materials from the resource 
center in Rocky Mount may con- 
tact the Presbytery office. 

The Presbytery, through its 
Youth Committee and Youth 
Counsel, plan and oversee youth 
events in the Presbytery. These 
events, designed for Junior High 
and Senior High youth, are held in 
the spring and fall. 

In keeping with their goal of pro- 
viding effective leadership train- 
ing, the Congregational Nur- 
ture Unit sponsors an annual fall 
training event. Individuals with 
ties to the General Assembly, the 
Synod of the Mid-Atlantic, as well 
as other areas of the denomina- 
tion come together to provide lead- 
ership at this day-long training 

The Presbytery, through its Care 
for Church Professionals Unit, 

works to enhance the effective 
ministry of clergy, educators and 
all persons employed by the church 
in congregations and specialized 

The Presbyterian Church (USA) 
has historically placed a great 
emphasis on a well-educated 
clergy. The training of new leader- 
ship is essential to the future of 
the Church. The Presbytery plays 
a key role in this process through 
its Preparation for Ministry 
Committee. Through this com- 
mittee care, guidance, and over- 
sight are given to candidates and 
inquirers who are preparing to 
enter the ordained ministry and/ 
nr the vocation of Christian Edu- 
cator. Financial support is ex- 

tended to the candidates through 
grants and gifts of books, and for 
those individuals considering the 
ministry or Christian Education, 
financial assistance is provided for 
testing and evaluation at the 
Career Counseling and Guidance 
Center in Laurinburg. 

The Outdoor Ministry Unit 
provides for an efficient and effec- 
tive outdoor ministry through 
camps and conferences, retreats, 
and special outdoor events. The 
Presbytery, in partnership with 
the local church, works to create a 
community which will provide a 
positive experience for young and 
old alike. During the past sum- 
mer, the Presbytery's summer 
camping program provided over 
1,200 children and adults with 
opportunities for personal growth 
and Christian fellowship. 

The Presbytery of New Hope 
camping program is blessed with 
the use of three beautiful camp 
facilities. Camp Albemarle, 
which is located outside Morehead 
City, consists of thirty-one acres 
located on beautiful Bogue Sound. 
A beautiful waterfront setting 
gives campers the opportunity to 
develop sailing skills in tidal wa- 
ters, and the chance to explore a 
coastal estuary. 

The facilities at Camp New 
Hope and Presbyterian Point 
are jointly owned by the Presby- 
tery of New Hope and Salem Pres- 
bytery. Camp New Hope, which is 
located outside of Chapel Hill, lies 
nestled among 1 65 acres of rolling 
pine and hardwood forest. This 
retreat/conference center has an 
olympic-sized pool, two fresh-wa- 
ter lakes, basketball and volley- 
ball courts, nature trails and other 
recreational opportunities. Pres- 
bj^erian Point, which is located 
outside of Henderson on Kerr Lake, 
consists of over 250 acres of hard- 
woods, njeadows, thickets, swamps 
and pine forests which offer scen- 
ery in plant and animal habitat. 
The blue-green waters of Ken- 
Lake are ideal for swimming, fish- 
ing, canoeing and sailing. 

The Outreach Ministry Unit 
provides for witness and service 
within the larger community. This 
ministry helps to reinforce and 
extend beyond the local church in 
the areas of hunger, peacemak- 
ing, social justice, campus minis- 
tries, global missions, and theol- 
ogy and culture. The work of this 
unit very graphically displays the 
connectional nature of our Pres- 
byterian system. The Interna- 
tional Missions Committee 
works to keep before the Presby- 
tery and the churches the issues 
relating to the global mission of 
our church. The committee coordi- 
nates the iteneration of mission- 

Through the Presbj^tery's Hun- 
ger Committee, the Presbytery 
of New Hope, in partnership with 
the local church and the General 
Assembly, provides funds and 
supplies for hunger projects in 
Zaire, Ghana, and Haiti. Through 
the "Pennies for Hunger Project/ 
Two Cents Per Meal," concerned 
Presbyterians are able to reach 
far beyond their local congrega- 
tions in supporting projects which 
work to reduce hunger, disease 
and infant mortality. 

The Campus Ministries Com- 
mittee provides program support 
and oversight for campus minis- 
tries in the Presbytery. Several of 
the over thirty campus ministry 
programs sponsored by the Synod 
of the Mid-Atlantic are found 
within the Presbytery of New 
Hope. Support is given by presby- 
tery to ministries at NCSU, UNC, 
Duke, NCCU, and ECU. 

Evangelism and Church 
Development have been given 
high priorities throughout the 
church. In the Presbytery of New 
Hope, the Evangelism and Church 
Development Ministry Unit works 
towards meeting the challenges 
faced in those areas. In keeping 
with this, the Evangelism Com- 
mittee is at work providing infor- 
mation and training in a variety of 
approaches to evangelism within 
the Reformed tradition. Church 
development is a vital concern of 
the Presbjrtery of New Hope. The 
Presbytery has within its bounds 

several areas of explosive growth 
which provide opportunities and 
challenges for new church devel- 
opment. The presbytery currently 
has new church development sites 
in Manteo, Durham and Green- 
ville with others currently being 
studied by the Church Develop- 
ment Committee. The Church 
Program Support Committee 
works with existing churches in 
addressing issues of rede velop and 
program support. 

The Administrative and 
Management Ministry Unit 
works to facilitate the efficient and 
effective functioning of the pres- 
bytery and its ministry units. In 
keeping with its responsibilities, 
the unit works in the areas of 
Stewardship Interpretation, 
Budget and Finance, Communi- 
cations and Personnel. The 
Presbytery's Stewardship Com- 
mittee is presently planning sev- 
eral stewardship events for 1991 
which assist the local church in 
challenging congregations to a 
greater commitment to steward- 
ship of time, talent, and posses- 
sions. The Presbytery's Video 
Committee is presently working 
on a mission video which will inter- 
pret the work of the Presbytery 
and its partnership with the local 
church, Synod and General As- 
sembly. Through the Presbytery's 
Budget and Finance 
Committee, development of the 
budget process, oversight of the 
program budget and the Presby- 
tery s financial resources is accom- 
plished. The Sessional Records 
Committee has the responsibil- 
ity for the review of sessional rec- 
ords of the churches in the presby- 
tery. The committee has devel- 
oped a check list which is useful to 
clerks of session in properly re- 
cording minutes. 

The Racial Ethnic Ministries 
Unit seeks to increase wholeness 
and peace within the presbytery 
community. The unit, through the 
Racial Ethnic Church Commit- 
tee, works to sensitize the presby- 
tery to the principles of inclusive- 
ness in equal employment oppor- 
tunities, advocate the church's 
witness for racial justice in soci- 
ety, and participate in strategy 
development for racial-ethnic fac- 
ets of presbytery's work. 

The Presbytery, through the 
Women's Ministry Unit, seeks 
to advocate for women's concerns 
within a faith context, provide 
opportunities for support, learn- 
ing and fellowship among women, 
and raise general awareness of 
women's issues. The unit is com- 
posed of four committees having 
responsibilities in specific areas. 
The Presbyterian Women Com- 
mittee communicates the work 
and mission of the organization of 
Presbyterian Women (USA). The 
Women of Color Committee is 
responsible for advocating, moni- 
toring, planning, and designing 
programs which impact women of 
color. The Justice for Women 
Committee is responsible for 
promoting full participation for 
women of all ages, races, and eth- 
nic backgrounds in the life of the 
church. The Women Employed 
by the Church Committee is re- 
sponsible for identifying and ad- 
dressing issues of justice and 
equity for women employed in 
church occupations. 

The Committee on Ministry 
performs those functions for the 
Presbytery which are assigned to 
it by the Book of Order. The com- 
mittee relates to churches seeking 
a pastor through supply of vacant 
churches, guidance in the process 
of seeking a pastor, and initial ap- 
proval of any pastor/candidate a 
congregation is considering for a 
call. In addition, it is responsible 
for supervising and directing 
annual visits to resident minis- 
ters and arranging an annual visit 
with retired ministers and non- 
resident ministers on the roll of 
the presbytery. The committee, 
through its Commissioned Lay 
Preacher Program, oversees and 
trains lay preachers within the 

God is at work in the Presbytery 
of New Hope, through its staff, its 
ministry units, its committees, its 
programs, its churches and you. 

through camps 

through leadership development 

through church development 

through outreach 


The Presbyterian News, October 1990, Page M-3 

Come and see what God 
has done in the Synod 
of the Mid-Atlantic 



Baltimore, Md.^ 

Washington, D.C. 

- Del. 



Wytheville, Va. • 

Lynchburg, Va. 

Richmond, Va. 

# Clemmons, N.C. 



Rocky Mount, N.C. 

Morganton, N.C. % 


* Charlotte, N.C. 

Mission giving to the Synod 

of the Mid-Atlantic helps to support the following: 

% Fayetteville. N.C. 
Wilmington, N.C. 

1991 Adopted Mission 
and Program Budget 

Educational Ministries 


Campus Ministries — 34 ministries on college and university campuses 

in four states and the District of Columbia 
Conference Centers and Educational Events 

Chesapeake Center, Port Deposit, Md. 

Massanetta Springs, Harrisonburg, Va. 

WiUiam Black Lodge, Montreat, N.C. 
Career and Personal Counseling Centers 
Youth Ministries 


Children's Care Agencies 


Barium Springs Home for Children, Barium Springs, N.C. 
Edmarc, hospice for children and their families, Portsmouth, Va. 
Children's Home of the Highlands, Wytheville, Va. 
Presbyterian Home and Family Services, Lynchburg and Zuni, Va. 

Older Adult Care Agencies 

Presbyterian Homes, Inc., of North Carolina 
Sunnyside Presbyterian Home, Harrisonburg, Va. 


Barber-Scotia College, Concord, N.C. 

Davidson College, Davidson, N.C. 

Hampden Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Va. 

Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, N.C. 

Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, N.C. 

Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Va. 

Queens College, Charlotte, N.C. 

St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, N.C. 

Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, N.C. 


Johnson C. Smith Seminary, Atlanta, Ga. 
Union Theological Seminary in Virginia 

Partnership Ministries 

Hunger Action 



Church Development and Re-development 
Leadership Development 


Mission-Related Staff 

Salaries, Benefits and Travel 

$882,754 Communications 



The Presbyterian News, synod newspaper 
Presbyterian Media Mission 
Presbyterian Appalachian Broadcast Council 
Presbyterian Electronic Media Association 

Global and 
Ecumenical Ministry 

Coalition for Appalachian Ministry 

Councils of Churches in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia 

Global Mission 


International Designs for Economic Awareness (I.D.E.A.) 

Social Justice Ministries $86,000 

Chaplain Service of the Churches of Virginia 

Land Stewardship Council 

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy 

Volunteer Emergency Families for Children 

Chaplains Board (N.C.) 

Disaster Preparedness 

Legal Aid/Justice Program Fund 

Network Conferences 



Economic Justice 

Related Groups 


Justice for Women 
Women of Color 
Presb3rterian Women 
Presbyterian Men 
Racial Ethnic Caucuses 

Mid-Atlantic Association of Ministries with Older Adults (MAAMOA) 

Racial Ethnic Ministries 


Migrant Ministry 
Minority Clergy Recruiting 
Korean-American Ministries 
Black Pastor's Seminar 
Southeast Parish Insititute 

Page M-4, The Presbyterian News, October 1990 

Come and see what God has done 
in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 

The stewardship theme for 1990 invites us to "Come and see what God has done" (Psalm 66:5), to remember God's tremendous deeds and great 
power. The psalmist calls us to sing praises to God who hears our prayer and does not withhold steadfast love from us. 

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) understands mission to be a broadly based, long-term voluntary enterprise. Around 
the world, U.S. Presb5^erians have supported mission through their prayers and by sharing their time, ideas, 
offerings, and, in some cases, careers, to the end that the world see and hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

In response to God's call to discipleship the PC(USA) further understands mission to be a cooperative effort 
involving hundreds of partners overseas, other Christian denominations in this country, and local Presbyterian 
churches, presbyteries, and synods. 

Through our General Assembly, U. S. 
Presb5rterians support: 

481 missionaries/mission co-workers who serve in 
response to invitations of churches in other countries; 

• 189 mission volunteers and 24 Diaconal workers serving in projects 
throughout the U.S. and overseas; 

• 60 people from partner churches around the world ministering in PC(USA) 
churches through the Mission to the U.S.A. Program; 

• racial ethnic higher education at seven schools and colleges and the Johnson 
C. Smith Theological Seminary; 

• 93 hospitals, medical centers and clinics around the world; 

• programs to evangelize and defend the rights of aboriginal people in Taiwan; 

• efforts to empower women in modem African societies; 

• and thousands of other projects in more than 80 countries. 

Upper Right-Women form the back- 
bone of many churches in Zaire. The 
PC(USA) supports projects which seek 
to empower women, preparing them to 
fill needed leadership positions in their 
churches and communities. 

Right- Student in Guatemala enrolled 
in a Bible study sponsored by the Latin 
American Evangelical Center for 
Pastoral Studies (CELEP). 

Left-Students from throughout Latin 
America, but especially Colombia and 
Venezuela, study at the Presbjrterian 
Seminary of Gran Colombia in Barran- 
quilla, Colombia. 

Social Witness 
Racial Ethnic 
Theology & Worship 
Theo. Ed. 
Partnership Funds 
Higher Ed. 
Common Expenses 
Social Justice 


1991 General Assembly 
Mission Program 
Planning Budget 

*Contingency = new and/or emergency needs and 
anticipated personnel adjustments. 


$5,000,000 $10,000,000 $15,000,000 $20,000,000 $25,000,000 $30,000,000 

People in the News 

The Presbyterian News, October 1990, l^ag^e 5 

James Snyder of Jopptowne, Md. received the the Boy 
Scouts of America and Presbyterian Church God in Service 
Award on June 10. He has completed more than 40 years of 
service for the benefit of youth and scouting and holds eight 
positions in scouting programs. The award was presented at 
Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Joppa, Md., where 

Snyder had been an active mem- 
ber for 22 years. The Rev. Dana 
Knapp, pastor, was one of the 

Only 44 God in Service Awards 
were given in 1989, and more 
than 1200 awards have been 
given in the ten years of its exist- 
ence. The award is administered 
by the Program for the Religious 
Activities for Youth (PRAY) and is associated with the Commis- 
sion for Church and Youth Agency Relationships 

Dana Knapp (1) and award 
recipient James Snyder 

Dr. John H. Marion, 85, a retired minister and executive, 
died Aug. 16 in Nashville, Tenn. Marion was minister at several 
churches in the South over the years, including the First Pres- 
byterian Church in Richmond, Va., Bon Air Presbyterian 
Church in Bon Air, Va., and Oakland Avenue Presbyterian 
Church in Rock Hill, S.C. 

He served on the Virginia Council on Human Relations in the 
early 1950s and was prominent in the early civil rights move- 

Mrs. Katherine Gwynn, wife of PCUSA Moderator Price 
Gwjmn, is recovering from cancer surgery in Charlotte, N.C. 

The Presbyterian School of Christian Education (PSCE) has 
named Grace C. Yeuell director of recruitment effective Oc- 
tober 1. Yeuell, a 1986 graduate of PSCE, was director of 
Christian education at Central Church in Chambersburg, Pa. 

As the first full-time recruitment director at PSCE, Yeuell 
will be responsible for creating a new recruitment program that 
will include working with alumni and faculty groups. She will 
be studying ways to expand the school's recruitment efforts with 
targeted groups such as advanced standing students in key 
areas of the southeastern U.S. Yeuell received her B.A. from the 
University of Virginia in 1979. 

The Rev. Youngil Cho of Raleigh, N.C, was welcomed as a 
new member of the GA's Racial Ethnic Unit Committee during 
its July meeting in Miami, Fla. 

Eleven residents of the synod were among 29 Presbyterians 
participating in the first Irish Summer Institute in Northern 
Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, Aug. 14-29. Leadership 
included Josiah Beeman, Thomas Jones, and Donald Allen 
of Washington, D.C.; and James Smylie of Richmond, Va. 
Participants included Richard Mahler of Lynchburg, Va.; 
Graham Fowler, Fred McCall, and Elizabeth Smylie of 
Richmond, Va.; Dick Keever of Virginia Beach, Va.; and 
Howard and Shirley Salzman of McLean, Va. 

Union Theological Seminary in Virginia was one of the spon- 
soring organizations. 

Church anniversaries 

Centre Church celebrates 225th with homecoming 

Centre Presbyterian 
Church of Mount Moume, 
N.C. celebrated its 225th an- 
niversary with a homecoming 
service on Sept. 23. The Rev. 
Marcus Prince, pastor from 
1963 to 1969, led the worship. 
The choir sang an anniversary 
anthem written by former 
Centre organist Michael 
Whitley. Representatives and 
banners from other colonial- 
era churches were also 

Dover (Del.) Presbyterian 

Church celebrated in August 
the 200th anniversary of the 
laying of the cornerstone for 
the "Old Church," which now 
houses the Delaware State 
Museum. Founded in 1714 by 
the Presbytery of Philadel- 
phia, the Dover church 
celebrated its 257th anniver- 
sary last year and installed its 
first woman pastor, the Rev. 
Robin K. White. 

The Rev. John Miller, the 

Leadership training Feb. 14-16 

The Presbytery of Eastern Vir- 
ginia, in conjunction with Mc- 
Cormick Seminary and two 
other presbyteries, will spon- 
sor a leadership training event 
Feb. 14-16, 1991 at St. Simons 
Island, Ga. 

The event, to be held at Ep- 
worth by the Sea Conference 
Center, will start late 
Thursday afternoon and con- 
clude with lunch on Sunday. 

Each participant will be 
able to attend three 
workshops. Also, presbytery 
teams will have time to 
develop strategies for their 

presbyteries in light of what 
they learn at the conference. 

The cost is $100 per person, 
including room (double oc- 
cupancy) and all meals. The 
deadline for registration is 
Jan. 11. 

There will be three case- 
study presentations by pres- 
byteries, showing how they 
used leadership development. 

For more information and a 
registration packet, contact 
the Rev. Janet M. De Vries, 
McCormick Theological Semi- 
nary, 5555 S. Woodlawn Ave., 
Chicago, IL 60637. 

Youth Catechism Awards 

The following young Pres- 
byterians have received cer- 
tificates and monetary awards 
for reciting the Catechism for 
Young Children or the Shorter 

The synod's catechism fund, 
established by the late W.H. 
Belk, provides recognition to 
boys and girls age 15 and 
younger who recite either 

The most recent recipients 
are from: 

First Church, Kings 
Mountain, N.C. — ^Anna- 
Louise Faust, Wendy Neisler, 
and Jennifer Patterson; 

First Church, Kinston, 
N.C. — ^Anna Ratchford; 

First Church, Marion, 
N.C— Tyler Sunland Pool; 

Galax Church, Galax, 

Va. — Kenny Simone, David 
Whartenby, and Kathryn 

Madison Church, Mad- 
ison, N.C— Elliott Cardwell, 
Katie Hailey, Matthew Haw- 
kins, Jennifer Joyce, Derrick 
Lilly, Drew Miracle, Allen 
Price and Brock Sentelle; 

Raeford Church, Rae- 
ford, N.C— Ben McDonald; 

Shelby Church, Shelby, 
N.C— Michael Sweeting, 
Robert Cushman, William 
Rose Jr., Paul Ferrell Jr., 
Sophie Milam, Michael 
Wellmon, Mary Blanton, 
Katherine Moore, and Kristin 

Steele Creek Church, 
Charlotte, N.C— Tracy Reid 
and Crystal Freeman. 



With four residential options 
and a comprehensive 
health center, Glenaire 
will cater to a wide range 
of needs and interests. 
Here, residents will find 
comfort and security, 
friendship and fellowship, 
peace and privacy, recreation 
and social activities — all 
within a community of 
interesting people who 
share common values and 
care about each other. 
Glenaire is a division of 

The Presbyterian Homes, 

Applications are now 
being taken for residency 
in 1992. 

For more information 
about Glenaire, call 
919/460-8095 or write: 
P.O. Box 4322 
Gary, NC 27519 



first of 13 pastors at the 
church, laid the cornerstone 
for the Old Church, but died 
before the building was com- 
pleted. The Old Church and an 
adjacent chapel (built in 1880) 
have served as a museum for 
40 years, but the churchyard 
remains a part of Dover 
Church. In it are buried three 
governors of Delaware and 
three pastors of the church. 

First Presbyterian Church, 
Belmont, N.C, will celebrate 
its 100th anniversary on Nov. 
11 at the 11 a.m. worship ser- 
vice. The anniversary celebra- 
tion will begin on Nov. 10 with 
a musical play — "We Will Lift 
Up Our Banners." At the Sun- 
day service the Rev. Leslie C 
Tucker, minister of the 
church since 1980, will preach 
and a former minister, the 
Rev. William Currie, who 
served the church from 1928- 
48, will lead in the pastoral 
prayer. The Rev. Randall B. 
Boggs, associate minister, 
will lead the worship. 




The Board of Trustees of Warren 
Wilson College announces the 
search for a president who will as- 
sume office as the college ap- 
proaches its 1994 centennial. War- 
ren Wilson pioneers the linkage of 
rigorous academics with work and 
service. This foundation gives the 
Warren Wilson community its dis- 
tinction and prepares its graduates 
for the challenges of a complex 

We seek a leader who will articu- 
late the distinctiveness and values 
of Warren Wilson in a way that cul- 
tivates community, builds resour- 
ces, and attracts an exceptional 
group of students and staff. The 
president will nurture collaborative 
governance, will be an ac- 
complished fundraiser, and will in- 
spire trust and confidence among 
all the constituencies of the college. 
The president must be committee to 
helping others fulfill themselves in a 
challenging learning environment. 

Warren Wilson is fifteen minutes 
from downtown Asheville, the cul- 
tural center of western North 
Carolina. Most of the 500 students 
and the staff live on the 1 100-acre 
campus, which includes a farm and 
garden, a forest, and hiking trails in 
a beautiful mountain valley. The 
academic program is a balance of a 
liberal arts core curriculum, 17 un- 
dergraduate majors, and abundant 
electives. There is a single 
graduate program, the Master of 
Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Facul- 
ty members are unranked and are 
expected to be excellent teachers 
and advisors. The students come 
from 37 states and 23 countries and 
represent a valuable cultural and 
religious diversity. Students work 
15 nours a week on one of more 
than 70 crews which operate the 
college. All students complete 80 
hours of community service. 

Warren Wilson is governed by 
an independent Board of Trustees 
and has a covenant relationship 
with the Presbyterian Church 

The Board of Trustees invites 
nominations and applications. 
Nominations should include current 
titles and addresses of nominees. 
Each applicant should send a letter 
of application, curriculum vitae, and 
names, addresses, and phone 
numbers of references. The search 
committee will begin its review of 
candidates' materials in mid-Oc- 
tober. The new president will take 
office July 1 , 1 991 . Please address 
all correspondence to: 

Howell Ferguson, Co-Chair, 
Presidential Search Committee, 
Warren Wilson College, 701 War- 
ren Wilson Rd., Swannanoa, NC 

Warren Wilson Coiieq'^ i'- 
equal opportunity emo': , ' 


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Union Theological Seminary 


Marty Torkington, Editor 

October 1990 

New Vice President for Institutional 
Advancement Announced 

The Reverend William 
Henry Todd, Jr., has been 
called as Vice President for 
Institutional Advancement at 
Union Theological Seminary in 
Virginia, announced President 
T. Hartley Hall IV. 

William Henry Todd, Jr. 

He will oversee the areas of 
development, communica- 
tions, and alumni /ae affairs. 

Todd is a graduate of 

Davidson College and Union 
Seminary and is currently 
working on a Doctor of Minis- 
try degree at Princeton 
Theological Seminary. This 
spring he received an honorary 
Doctor of Divinity degree from 
Presbyterian College, 
where he was a member of 
the Board of Trustees for 
nine years. 

He has served on Union 
Seminary's Alumni/ae 
Board of Directors since 

Todd served churches in 
North Carolina and 
Mississippi before moving to 
Dalton, Georgia, where he 
currently is pastor of First 
Presbyterian Church. He has 
led fund raising campaigns 
for Presbyterian College, 
Cherokee Presbytery, and 
for the Quitman Home. He 
has held numerous posi- 
tions within the denomina- 
tion, including membership on 
the Committee on Theological 
Education and the Special 
Committee on Theological 
Institutions of the General 

Assembly of the Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.). 

Todd assumed his new 
duties October 1. He is married 
to the former Mary Nell Nabers 
of Greenville, South Carolina, 
and they have two sons, 
Christopher Edward and 
David Frierson. □ 

"Like Watching a 
Flower Grow" 

People can blossom as well 
as plants. With the right en- 
vironment and proper nourish- 
ment, they can grow to their 
fullest and most beautiful 
potential. That is what hap- 
pened when Union Seminary 
student Jeff Paschal and mem- 
bers of Immanuel Presbyterian 
Church, McLean, Virginia, 
joined hands in ministry as part 
of the seminary's Adopt-a-Stu- 
dent program. All of them grew 
as a result of the experience. 

The Adopt-a-Student pro- 
gram pairs ministerial students 
with churches who want to 
support and encourage them in 
their journey. They do this 

through financial support and 
personal contact. 

"My Adopt-a-Student 
experience could not have been 
a more stimulating one," said 
Paschal, 1990 Union Seminary 
graduate and now pastor of 
Memorial Presbyterian Church 
in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 

"Immanuel is a congrega- 
tion in an affluent suburb of 
Washington, D.C.," he said. "I 
had experienced ministry in 
rural, small town, and urban 
settings but this experience 
was new to me. The congrega- 
tion was exciting and active in 
its ministry, regularly sharing 
programs and pulpits with an 
inner-city, primarily black 

What began as an Adopt-a- 
Student relationship for 
Paschal grew into a 1989 sum- 
mer internship at Immanuel 
Church, where he preached 
and shared in its ministry. 
Many of the church's members 
are professional and influential 
in government. Arriving with a 
notion of politicians as being 
callous or irreligious. Paschal 
was surprised that they, like all of 
us, struggle to maintain a balance 
between work and faith. 

Paschal values the relation- 
ship that developed with the 

people at Immanuel. They 
affirmed his expertise and 
provided a supportive arena in 
which to strengthen his skills. 
Church members were there to 
offer support to him and his wife 
Mary Lou when their baby died. 

According to the Reverend 
John Sonnenday, pastor of- 
Immanuel Church, the ex- 
perience was for his congregation 
a pleasure from beginning to end. 

"We derived much joy 
from seeing Jeff develop into a 
strong and dynamic minister," 
he said. "It was like watching a 
flower grow. This was the first 
time we had been involved in 
the program, but we have 
vowed to do it again. We 
entered into it seriously. As a 
result, our congregation came 
to know the value of their 
investment in the education of 
the clergy. When Jeff left, 
individuals contributed 
generously and voluntarily to 
his future ministry. We now 
have added two seminaries to 
our benevolence budget." 

Would you like more infor- 
mation about the Adopt-a-Stu- 
dent program at Union 
Seminary? If so, please call 
Nancy Lanier, (804) 355-0671, 
ext. 240. □ 

Pilgrims at Tinlding Spring 

Tinkling Spring Pres- 
byterian Church in 
Fishersville, Virginia, this year 
celebrates its sesquibicenten- 
nial — 300 years of history! 
That's a special occasion to 

Paige and Robert Tolar ('88-' 89) 

celebrate, agrees Dr. Fred A. 
Holbrook, pastor of the 270- 
member church and a Union 

graduate himself (D.Min. '82). 

As remarkable as it is to 
celebrate 300 years of history. 
Tinkling Spring lays claim to 
yet another "one-for-the- 
books" statistic. Every year 
since 1949 the church has 
called a student from Union 
Theological Seminary in Vir- 
ginia to serve its congregation, 
either for summer ministry or 
for a full Student-in-Ministry 
year. That's 41 consecutive 
years! And for 40 of those years 
Union Seminary has sent stu- 
dents to Tinkling Spring. The 
lone exception was in 1989-90 
when no student was available 
and the church called a student 
from another seminary. 

Perhaps we owe much of 
this long-term commitment to 
John M. McChesney, Jr., who, 
since 1949, has served on the 

committee that oversees 
recruitment of students. 

"Our ties with Union run 
deep," says McChesney. "One 
of our SIM students from 

U'ft to right, Robbie Kuykendall, Sophie Kivett, and David Kivett ('85-86) 

John Lown (summer, '70) 
Union, Lewis Fowler, married 
one of our congregation's girls, 
Florence Moffett. Her mother 
is still a member of Tinkling 
Spring." (In recent years 
Fowler's daughter, Ellen 
Fowler Skidmore, received 
both the D.Min and Th.M. 
degrees from Union.) 

In June the church invited 
its former student ministers 
back for a weekend reunion. 
Roger Nicholson, Union's 
director of admissions and 
financial aid, was one of those 
attending. He had served the 
church in 1969. 

"The great thing about 
Tinkling Spring," says Nichol- 
son, "is that it understands its 
role as a teaching church. For 
decades it has been in partner- 
ship with the seminary, help- 
ing to prepare students for 
ministry. It does that by open- 
ing itself to the different gifts of 

the students, offering support 
and encouragement, and 
correctives, where needed. 
This event celebrated their 
long and cherished relation- 
ship with the seminary." 

Do you recognize any of 
these former pilgrims at 
Tinkling Spring? 

1949 The Rev. Robert R. Collins 

1950 The Rev. R. Eugene Hager 
1050-51 The Rev. Robert R. Collins 
1951-52 The Rev. James F. Van Dyke 
1952 The Rev. Albert E. Simmons 

1953- 54 Dr. Collier Harvey 

1954- 55 The Rev. Zachary Piephoff 

1955- 56 The Rev. Lamar N. Neville 

1956- 57 The Rev. Richard Little 

1957- 58 The Rev. John Stanley 

1958- 59 The Rev. Lewis Fowler 

1959- 60 The Rev. Burton J. Newman 

1960- 61 The Rev. James Colquhoun 

1961- 62 The Rev. Larry C. Miles 

1962- 63 The Rev. Stewart Bridgeman 

1965 The Rev. Andrew Sales 

1966 The Rev. William C. Hedrick 

1967 The Rev. Robert Lynn 

1968 The Rev. Philip L. Sieck 

1969 The Rev. Roger A. Nicholson 

1970 The Rev. John Lown 

1971 The Rev. James Ferry 

1972 The Rev. Jon W. Regen 

1973 The Rev. Don D. Day, Jr. 

1974 The Rev. Harry Johns 

1975 The Rev. Sally Henderson 

1976 The Rev. Thomas D. Hay 

1977 The Rev. Rosalind Banbury-Hamm 

1978- 79 Dr. Robert H. Balwanz 

1979- 80 Dr. Thomas Biery 

1980- 81 Dr. Robert F. Bardin 

1981- 82 Dr. Joseph Parker 

1982- 83 Dr. Clifton Ford 

1983- 84 Dr. Patricia Matthew 

1984- 85 Dr. F. Tupper Garden 

1985- 86 Dr. J. David Kivett 

1986- 87 The Rev. Reed Hopkins 

1987- 88 The Rev. Robert Brozina 

1988- 89 Mr. Robert Tolar 

1989- 90 Mr. D. Elliott Hipp III 

The tradition resumes. 
Todd R. Wright, third-level 
student from Fairfax, Virginia, 
at present is fulfilling his 
Student-in-Ministry year at 
Tinkling Spring, forging the 
bond between the seminary in 
Richmond 'and the congrega- 
tion in Fishersville.n 

(Photographs by David Kuykendall) 

Lewis Fowler ('58-'59) (on left) and Roger Nicholson ('69) 


The Presbyterian News, October U*90v I age 7 

Circle Bible Leaders Study Guide — Lesson 3, November 1 990 

Empowered for Discipleship Under Trial 
Acts 7:1 -8:3; 12:1-17; 9:1-19 

Dr. Weaver 


The early chapters of Acts dazzle us with ac- 
counts of the phenomenal growth and rich fel- 
lowship enjoyed by first Christian community. 
Jews living in Jerusalem proved to be 
remarkably receptive to the gospel. We are told 
that within a short time thousands of them 
came to believe that Jesus was the promised 
Messiah. Led by the Spirit 
these early Christians 
devoted themselves to the 
teaching of the apostles, 
prayer, worship in the 
synagogue, and common 
meals. Resources were 
shared as need arose. 

That idyllic sounding state 
did not last, however. Ten- 
sion arose among the Chris- 
tians themselves and in their 
relationships with other 
Jews. In Lesson 2 (Acts 6.1) 
we noted the emergence of 
friction within the church between the 
Hebrews, traditional Aramaic-speaking Jews, 
and the Hellenists, Greek-speaking Jews who 
tended to be somewhat less strict in their inter- 
pretation of Jewish law. The dissension seems 
to have been settled by the designation of the 
Seven, presumably all Hellenists, to manage 
the food distribution, while the apostles, all 
Hebrews, continued their work of preaching 
and prayer. 

Despite the fact that the Christians were 
able to resolve their differences amicably and 
be "of one heart and soul" (6.32), the existence 
of two types of Jews within the church had 
enormous implications for the history of the 
church. In the three passages that we shall 
consider in this lesson, we will see some of the 
effects of those differences. 

Acts 7:1-8:3 

The Vindication of Stephen 

What immediately strikes us in this passage 
is the radically deteriorating relationship be- 
tween Christian Jews and non-Christian Jews. 
The initial receptivity of the Jews to the gospel 
has turned into hostile resistance. In a similar 
fashion, the hopeful invitation offered by Peter 
at Pentecost (2:38,39) has been replaced by the 
condemnatory speech of Stephen. 

The reasons for these changes are not entire- 
ly clear. Amidst growing tension, the apostles 
have been subjected to warning (4.21 ), arrest 
(5.18), and flogging (5.40), but it is Stephen who 
becomes the first martyr. 

As a Hellenistic Jew who had a prominent 
role in the church, Stephen seems to have 
antagonized his non-Christian Hellenists by 
the boldness of his witness in their synagogue. 
These charged him before the Sanhedrin with 
denigrating the temple and the Mosaic law. 
Indeed, it may have been the case that Stephen 
had raised questions about the continuing sig- 
nificance of the temple and the Mosaic law now 
that the Messiah had come. His response to his 
accusers suggests as much. 

In a prolonged recitation of important events 
in the history of Israel, Stephen called attention 
to the recurrent failure of the people to recog- 
nize God's activity in their midst. Stephen 
charged his hearers vdth perpetuating this 
heritage of disobedience in their own rejection 
of Jesus. Stephen's accusation provoked a 
violent reaction. The crowd turned into a lynch 

What startles us, however, is that Stephen's 
gruesome death is described in peaceful, even 
glorious terms. We are told that he was filled 
with the Holy Spirit and received a vision of 
Jesus at the right hand of God. The gift of the 
Holy Spirit is indicative of the presence of God 
with the martyr at the moment of death. The 
vision is confirmation that Jesus is indeed the 

Over the centuries this account in Acts has 
served to assure the church not only that its 
faith in Jesus is trustworthy but also that at the 
time of trial the Spirit will be present to the 
faithful sufferer. 

Acts 12:1-17 

The Deliverance of Peter 

The rage directed toward Stephen seems to 
have extended toward other Hellenist Chris- 
tians. Nevertheless, their flight from Judea, 
rather than being a defeat, actually proved to 
be advantageous. The missionary activity of the 
church now expanded beyond Jerusalem into 
other Jewish communities. 

On the other hand, the Hebrew Christians, 
represented by the apostles, remained in 
Jerusalem. More traditional than the Hel- 
lenists in their observance of Jewish law, they 
seem to have been somewhat more successful 
in maintaining ties with the conservative 
Jerusalem community. 

The Christians remaining in Jerusalem 
were not, however, immune from suffering. 
During the kingship of Herod Agrippa, a 
zealous adherent of Jewish law, one of the 
Twelve, James, was executed. Peter himself 
was imprisoned and presumably awaited the 
same fate. 

Yet as in the previous time of trial the church 
again experienced confirmation of its faith in 
Jesus. Peter's visitation by the angel and his 
miraculous deliverance were experienced as a 
renewed expression of divine vindication. The 
sudden death soon afterward of Herod was seen 
as even further proof (12.23) 

Acts 9:1-19 

The Conversion of Paul 

It is in the conversion and calling of the chief 
enemy of the church,(8.3; 26.11; 9.1-2; 22.5) 
however, that we find perhaps the most 
dramatic confirmation of the church's faith. 
Paul's encounter with the risen Lord came in 
the form of a question: "Why do you persecute 
me?" In this self-identification of Jesus with his 
followers we hear not only a rebuke to Paul but 
also the divine assurance of Jesus' intimate 
involvement with the church. The crucified 
Jesus was the Messiah. 

The encounter changed forever the life of 
Paul. He was transformed from one who per- 
secuted the followers of Jesus to one who would 
himself be persecuted for the sake of 
Jesus. (9. 16) And in this process the church 
itself was changed. In the confident witness of 
this one who had seen the Lord,(l Cor. 9.1 ; 15.8) 
the church was given a forceful spokesman who 
would shape its proclamation for all time to 

Issues for Consideration 

1 . The trials endured by these first century 
Christians may seem far removed from the 
experience of American Presbyterians, but it is 
important to remember that more Christians 
have died for their faith in the twentieth cen- 
tury than in any other.What is of such sig- 
nificance to you that you live for it and would 
even die for it? To what challenge would you 
respond: "Here I stand; I can do no other"? 

2. One of the awkward aspects of these pas- 
sages is that they may appear anti-Semitic. To 
the contrary, from beginning to end what they 
describe is a highly complex family feud within 
Judaism itself Rather than rejecting their 
Jewish heritage, Christian Jews continued to 
maintain ties with the Jewish community. 
What questions do these passages raise for us 
regarding the relationship of Christians and 

3. The interpretation of the miraculous is 
always difficult. 

As we noted in Lesson 1 , however, a primary 
purpose of Acts is to reassure the reader of the 
fidelity of the church's witness. These accounts 
serve precisely that purpose. Each of the 
miraculous events provides a vindication of the 
church's faith: the crucified Jesus is, in fact, the 
Messiah. What significance do these accounts of 
miraculous vindication hold for us? From what 
source do we receive assurance that Jesus is the 

Dr. Rebecca Harden Weaver is an associate 
professor of church history at Union Theological 
Seminary in Virginia. 

My Dear Miss Eva. By Mary Norton Kratt. The Cedar 
Press (Box 2135, Matthews, NC 28106). Paper. Non-fiction. 

Alexander Graham Bell's incomparable gift of the telephone 
has had one serious disadvantage: it has in some areas all but 
eliminated the practice of letter writing. 

For the immediate presence of the phone conversation we 
have sacrificed the more permanent witness to ideas and 
relationships that are available in written correspondence. 

Mary Norton Kratt, whose witty insight into her fellow- 
Southerners has appeared in such volumes as Southern is... (now 
in its ninth printing from Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.) reminds 
us of what we are missing as she shares with readers the 
exchange of letters leading up to the marriage of her 
grandparents, Boyce and Eva. 

My Dear Miss Eva furnishes genuine glimpses of life among 
Southern Protestants in the very late 19th century. Illustrated, 
documented, and amplified by Kratt's own interpretive poetry, 
this slender volume becomes authentic social history. 

Although Ms. Kratt had only Boyce's letters and not Eva's 
responses, it is not difficult to fill in the blanks on the stuff of 
everyday living that makes the period of life in the Carolinas 
and Virginia come alive. Courting customs, the unquestioned 
value of education, and especially the position of the church as 
the dominating focus of life is evident throughout this legacy of 

While Boyce doubtless would have preferred the telephone to 
the quill pen, today's readers can be grateful that he took the 
time and effort to pursue his courtship with ink. 

Anyone who has loved an itinerant grandparent, and who has 
known what it is to savor the quality of character that "Miss Eva" 
and Boyce represent, will be enriched and invigorated by over- 
the-shoulder reading of this correspondence. 

— Mary Boney Sheats 


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A church that is 
making a difference 

(Editor's note: the following 
report was submitted at the 
July meeting of Ne